Update: Two injured Salt River horses located, Arizona advocates say, Oct. 25, 2016

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A Salt River horse and foal graze in Tonto National Forest in August. Isaac Hale / The Arizona Republic file photo

A Salt River horse and foal graze in Tonto National Forest in August. File photo by Isaac Hale / The Arizona Republic.


As published by The Arizona Republic

The two missing horses that were shot Friday night by an unknown gunman have been found, according to a horse rescue group.

According to Simone Netherlands, the president of the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, search groups went looking for the rest of the deceased foal’s band, or family group.

The rest of the band was found Monday morning, including the two injured horses, she said.

The two horses were being monitored, and Netherlands said barring any infections, they likely would recover, Netherlands said.

Witnesses said they saw a man shoot three horses about 6 p.m. Friday near Pirate’s Island on the Salt River, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

The gunman was described as a male wearing black shorts and a dark green shirt, and witnesses said two other people were with him, according to the sheriff’s office.

On Saturday, a deceased foal was found with gunshot wounds in her head and neck.

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