Serial cow shooter(s) on the loose in New Mexico

Serial cow shooter(s) on the loose in New Mexico
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[Ed. – Eddy County is around Carlsbad in southeast New Mexico, just north of the Texas state line and within 100-150 miles of the border.]

Local cattle ranches in Eddy County were plagued in recent months by the fatal shootings of several cows.

On Wednesday, the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office announced another six cattle on two separate properties were shot and killed. …

The cows were found dead at the scene from gunshot wounds, read an Eddy County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Upon further investigation, the release read, detectives determined a high-caliber rifle was used in the shooting from within a half-mile radius. …

The livestock was valued at about $17,000 to $20,000. …

“We do believe the individuals involved are intending to hurt these animals,” he said. “It’s an intentional act. It doesn’t appear to be an accidental shooting.”

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