Retired racehorse, show pony found shot to death on Maryland farm

Authorities say a retired racehorse and a white show pony were intentionally shot to death on a Maryland farm.

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The Harford County Sheriff’s Office said the horses were found slain in Monkton early Friday by a woman who fed the animals.

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Sheriff’s office documents obtained by news outlets said no shots were heard, and the suspects were not believed to be in the area.

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Maj. John Simpson said investigators don't think it was a random shooting, adding that the agency believes the shooter is “someone close to the farm.”

A veterinarian is set to perform necropsies on the animals.