Winchester police investigating after pet canine reportedly shot and killed on the town forest

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The proprietor reportedly advised police he was strolling his canine off-leash when he heard a gunshot and located the pet wounded.

A canine was reportedly shot and killed whereas strolling off-leash with its proprietor within the Winchester city forest Monday night, police stated.

Round 6:30 p.m., Winchester police responded to a report of a canine that had been shot within the wooded space off Sussex Street, Chief of Police Daniel J. O’Connell Jr. stated in a press release. 

The proprietor advised officers he was strolling his canine off-leash when he heard a gunshot and located his canine wounded. In response to O’Connell, the proprietor stated he heard a second gunshot within the distance whereas talking with a involved neighbor about 15-20 minutes later. 

Police searched the realm for greater than two hours, and Massachusetts State Police aided the search with a ballistics Ok-9. Authorities monitored the realm in a single day, and O’Connell stated police patrol and mountain bike models stay within the space as detectives course of the scene. 

“We ask that residents keep away from the city forest whereas police course of the scene,” he stated.

The division has additionally been in contact with the regulation enforcement division on the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), in accordance with the assertion.

Winchester police are asking anybody with data on the incident to name 781-729-1214.