NIMROD — The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a horse found frozen lying on the ground with a bullet hole in it.

The sheriff’s office received a call at 2:32 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, from a property owner whose horse was shot and killed on the 32000 block of 209th Avenue, northwest of Nimrod.

A deputy met with the property owner, who directed the deputy to the inside of the horse stables at the west side of the barn. The deputy then located a smaller colt lying on its side with a visible bullet hole to its abdomen area. The property owner explained the horse was last checked on three days earlier. The property owner returned home to find the horse frozen and lying on the ground with a bullet hole, the sheriff’s office reported.

The deputy searched for any nearby hunters in the area and attempted contact with neighboring landowners. There are no suspects at this time.

This incident is under investigation by the sheriff’s office and anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 218-631-7600.