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UPDATE: 4 arrested in shooting of horses in North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Four people have been arrested for shooting and killing one horse and injuring two other horses in North Carolina.

Winston-Salem police said in a news release that Alonzo D. Cross, 19, of Winston-Salem, was arrested Wednesday on three counts of felony cruelty to animals and firing a gun in the city.

Lt. Michael Cardwell would not say what led police to Cross.

But officers found six guns in the home.

Police say three vehicles were driven onto a greenway on Saturday that is meant only for bicycles and pedestrians.

There is a pasture next to the greenway.

Officers found one of the vehicles Sunday and the other two on Tuesday.

Police say three 15-year-olds were also arrested in the investigation.

It was not known if Cross has an attorney yet.


A reward of $1,000 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for shooting and killing one horse and injuring another horse in Winston-Salem last weekend.

Cindy Sutton with Fur-Ever Friends of NC told media outlets the group is offering the reward for the shooting Saturday in Winston-Salem.

Police investigating reports of speeding in a restricted greenway next to a pasture found the horses.

A female horse named Jelly died at the scene; a horse named Dixie was hurt but is expected to recover.

Officials say surveillance photos showed at least three vehicles entered the greenway Saturday morning where only bicycles and pedestrians are supposed to go.

At least one of the vehicles had been reported as stolen last week.

No arrests have been made.

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