Horse Shot in Drive-By

Rural Indiana pasture not safe for grazing equine

The drive-by shooting phenomenon has left the city.

A rural northwest Indiana man's Paso Fino riding horse was found limping and bleeding on Tuesday after apparently being hurt in a drive-by.

The man and his wife heard about five rapid gunshots around 11 p.m. Monday from their home on a county road just west of Valparaiso. Immediately after, they heard the squeech of tires and a car speeding off to the east.

The horse's injuries were discovered the next day.

A veterinarian examined the horse Tuesday and determined it was shot in the front shoulder and rear hip with a small-caliber weapon. She chose not to remove the bullets, according to the police report.

At the time of the shooting, the animal was in a pasture near its owners' residence.

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