The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is still hunting for clues in the case of two horses shot in Laveen last summer.
The men who were walking three horses in the Salt River bed told MCSO deputies they took off when they heard shots being fired.
Unfortunately, the case is still unsolved.
“We were riding in the river and they shot and then we fell off," one of the men told a 911 dispatcher when he called for help.
In the 911 recording, the caller explained how the horses reacted when someone started firing shots at them from what sounded like a rifle.
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“The horses got crazy and they just took us off," he said. "We’re on our way out, but they’re still shooting.”
In the newly released body camera video from MCSO, you can see the terrain deputies covered, looking for the person or people responsible for shooting horses near 79th Avenue and Alta Vista Road in Laveen in July of 2017.
The video is hard to look at, showing where the bullets hit the horses.
The men told deputies they spotted a vehicle across the water and determined someone was firing their gun from that direction. They got on the horses and quickly rode up the embankment top safety.
That’s when they realized one horse had been shot below the front left shoulder and the other was injured on the left rear leg below the hip. Luckily, the third horse was OK.
According to MCSO, when police arrived, they heard gunshots and used a loud speaker to tell the shooters to stop firing. They saw three people walk back to a truck and speed through the river bed. MCSO called its helicopter to the area, but the suspects escaped.
MCSO deputies searched for the suspects, then spent the rest of the day talking to the victims and witnesses. They also collected evidence left behind.
They told people in the area they won’t give up and to call police if they hear anyone shooting again.
According to the 911 caller, the men believe it was intentional, because after the initial shot was fired and they tried to get the shooters to stop firing, someone continued firing shots. If you have any information regarding this case, call MCSO.