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Police: Nearly a dozen goats have been shot and killed in N.C. county

The famous Murrells Inlet goats made their return to Goat Island where they will spend the...
The famous Murrells Inlet goats made their return to Goat Island where they will spend the summer.
Updated: Jan. 5, 2021 at 3:59 PM EST
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RAMSEUR, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say they’re investigating after nearly a dozen goats were shot and killed.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported Tuesday that the incident occurred in the Ramseur area in Randolph County.

The sheriff’s office said it had been called after a livestock owner reported finding several dead animals over the weekend.

The department said that eleven goats were likely killed on Saturday afternoon. That number includes five baby goats that died.

The area where the goats were killed is roughly 60 miles west of Raleigh.

Authorities are still seeking information about the deaths.

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