Horse to be put down due to injuries sustained in drive-by shooting

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Police are searching for answers after a drive-by shooting injures a man and a horse.

The victim continues to recover from the shooting. However, the horse will have to be put down.

The shooting happened Thursday night in northeast Oklahoma City.

Two men decided they'd lead their horses home.

"We were coming down 41st here, and I guess we got right about that church, and I heard the car coming," said the victim, who wished to remain anonymous. "Next thing I know, pop-pop-pop-pop, and I was hit."

He'd been shot through the calf, the bullet traveling through his leg.

While the men ducked for cover, the two horses hoofed it home.

"The horse done snatched the reins out of my arm, he comes on up to the house," the man said.

The horse who had been shot, named Dancer, was spotted down the road by his owner Dashontria Greasham.

She was appalled to find a bullet hole above her horse's right front shoulder.

"We see the horses coming back, I rode the horses back," Greasham said. "When I took the saddle off, I saw blood running off of him."

Dancer had spent the last year competing in barrel racing. The family tells NewsChannel 4 he had to be put down as a result of his injuries.

The assailant, in this case, remains a mystery, and the victim is adamant he hasn't a clue who would do this.

"They`re cowards," he said. "I just got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, simple as that."

Police are searching for the suspect's maroon car.

If you have any information on this case, contact Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.

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