Detectives from Cloncurry Major and Organised Crime Squad Rural have commenced investigations into the unlawful killing of a horse near Mount Isa.
The horse was located by its owner deceased with gunshot wounds on a pastoral property south of Mount Isa.
Initial investigations indicate the horse was shot by an unknown person/s sometime between May 2 and May 4.
It was last August that 36 horses - geldings, colts, pregnant mares and mares with foals at foot - were found shot inhumanely on a property north of Longreach, some of them multiple times.
A Mount Isa man was charged with their shooting.
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