1 horse dead, another recovering after being shot in Haywood Co.

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HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. — A West Tennessee family was still in mourning Wednesday, days after one of their horses died from more than a dozen gunshot wounds, and another is recovering. Haywood County deputies said they responded to a call Friday night of a shooting. Bonnie Bishop said she noticed two of the horses she cares for appeared wounded. Only when deputies arrived was she able to see they were gunshot wounds. “It could have been a person just as easy as a horse,” Bishop said. One rescue horse named Soldier is nursing a bullet wound on his face. Bishop said the bullet appeared to hit the horse’s jaw bone and bounced back out. Another horse, Cheyenne, suffered from more than a dozen bullet wounds and died later that night, according to deputies. “It looked like a horse I had when I was a kid,” said Max Bishop, owner of the two horses. Max was out of state on a cattle drive. Cheyenne was meant to be a future riding horse for his 2-year-old daughter, whom the horse was named after. According to the report, deputies warned nearby property owners to move their target shooting area. The couple had no comment. Bonnie said she only wants the people who did this to be held accountable. Deputies said the case will be brought to the attorney general for information on charges and prosecution.

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