Police investigate cattle killings

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a third report of cattle being shot and killed in the Dixie-Shreveport area recently.

Two cows were shot Wednesday in the 5900 block of Haygood Road. One died after being shot in the side and was found inside the fence next to the road. The second cow was shot in the stomach and was still alive when found but its current condition is unknown. A third cow was found dead Friday in a pasture about five miles away on Sentell Road, where another cow was killed in August.

Witnesses told investigators that a small, white pickup truck was seen in the area and could be involved. Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to contact the sheriff's office or CrimeStoppers.

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