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Men charged with shooting horses

Detectives have charged several men after horses were shot at

Kalgoorlie Detectives have charged two Waroona men and a Pinjarra man after several horses were shot on January 24.

It’s alleged about 10.30am, the men were travelling in a convoy of three vehicles when they saw a herd of five horses on a property in Leinster.

The men stopped their vehicles and shot at the horses before driving away.

Two horses died instantly and three others received critical injuries.

The horses were ex race horses owned as pets and kept on the private property located on Darlot-Weebo Road in Leinster.

A 22-year-old man from Pinjarra, a 20-year-old man from Bassendean and a 22-year-old man from Waroona have each been charged with:-

• Criminal Damage; and

• Unlawfully Discharge a Firearm from a Road.

They are due to appear in the Leonora Magistrates Court on 16 April 2019.

A 21-year-old man from Waroona has been charged with Permit Possession of a Firearm to a Person without a Licence.

He is due to appear before the Leonora Magistrates Court on 14 May 2019.