BRUNSWICK (AP) — Police are trying to determine who shot and injured an Arabian horse.
The Portland Press Herald reported that the owner of Flash, a 20-year-old brown horse, told police the animal was found bleeding on Sunday. A veterinarian examined the horse on Tuesday and found three wounds.
Deputy Chief Marc Hagan says two bullets hit the horse on the top of the head, breaking the skin but not becoming embedded inside, and a third shot punctured the horse's side.
Hagen says the veterinarian decided to leave the bullet in the horse, saying it would be more dangerous to remove it.