Mesa County Cows Shot

Authorities say five cows valued at nearly $8,000 were shot in western Colorado in a case of felony criminal mischief.

Two Mesa County residents say someone shot five of their cows, and the cows later died July 15 on Grand Mesa.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, someone used a small-caliber rifle to shoot the cows, which had puncture wounds on different areas of their bodies. A veterinarian confirmed that one cow was shot in the head, and another in the abdomen.

No arrests have been made so far in the case.