Horse shot dead overnight in Adams County near Bennett

A horse was apparently shot dead overnight Sunday in Adams County and an investigation is underway.

The incident happened between 9 p.m. Sunday and 3 a.m. Monday near Bennett in the area of East 56th Avenue and Peterson Road, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are in the preliminary stages of the investigation but it does appear a horse was struck by gunfire,” the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to call police at 303-288-1535.