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Police investigating death of horses with gunshot wounds


Big Island police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two horses in the Hakalau area of East Hawai’i.

The caretaker of a property off Chin Chuck Road across from Veterans Park discovered the decomposing body of a horse entwined in barbed wire with what appeared to be a gunshot wound on June 8. The next day he found a second dead horse on the property with an apparent gunshot wound.

Police ask than anyone with information about any suspicious activities in that area call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

One Response to “Police investigating death of horses with gunshot wounds”

  1. nosake says:

    So sad. If the culprits are kids, the likelihood that they’ll mature as sociopaths is strong. If they’re adults, they already are.


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