Neighbour fired air rifle that killed Salma Hayek's dog

2016-03-01 17:00
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Washington - Washington state authorities say Salma Hayek's neighbour fired an air rifle and unknowingly struck and killed a dog that had come into his garage and fought with his dog. .

According to Zeisemer, a caretaker was watching the dogs on the ranch at the time when the dogs ran off towards the sound of other dogs. When the caretaker saw that one of the dogs had later not yet returned, she went off in search and found the dog dead on a trail.

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office has been investigating after Hayek's dog was found shot on her ranch on 19 February, about 70 miles south of Seattle.

Lt. Cliff Ziesemer said on Monday that the actress' neighbour told a deputy he and his wife, Kim Lund, were inside his house watching TV when he heard what sounded like a dog fight in his garage. The neighbour says he fired one shot from an air rifle and the other two dogs ran off. He's wife Kim Lund, told AP that it was not her husband's intent to kill the dog, but to rather scare the dogs away.

Ziesemer says a veterinarian determined a lead pellet nicked an artery and that the actress' dog internally bled out.

Lund says she is in shock and still overcoming not only the death of the dog, but also because it was the dog of a high-profile person.

Hayek posted on Instagram on Friday that she was mourning the death of her 9-year-old dog named Mozart and hoped authorities would find justice.

The case will be referred to the prosecutor's office.

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