Mazeppa, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Wabasha County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in identifying those responsible for shooting and killing a horse.

The incident was reported last Thursday afternoon at a rural property near Mazeppa. A news release issued Monday afternoon indicates a person helping the owner of the horse care for the animal called the Sheriff's Office after discovering the dead horse in a field.

The person had checked on the horse Wednesday evening. Officials say it was killed by a single gunshot to the head.

Tips can be made directly to the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office at 651-565-3361.

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