Trainer talks about horse shooting

Allison Williams talks about the last time she saw the horse alive (WBRC photo)
Allison Williams talks about the last time she saw the horse alive (WBRC photo)

By Melanie Posey

MCCALLA, AL (WBRC) - A horse trainer asked for help Wednesday to find the person who shot and killed a horse in her care.

Allison Williams talked to FOX6 News about the shooting Tuesday afternoon of two horses in a field off War Eagle Drive in McCalla.  Williams said she was tending to one of her other horses when she heard shots ring out.  Within minutes, her American Paint horse, Going Native, was dead and her thoroughbred, Gretta, was shot in the neck. Gretta is expected to make a full recovery.    

"I am angry... I'm in shock," Williams said Wednesday.   "This horse was more than a pet.  She was a partner in what we do."  

Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian said detectives are still searching for a motive and suspect and they're asking for the public's help.  

"And whoever that person is who did this and thought they got away with it, we're going to hunt them down," Christian said.

Investigators say a black Ford F-350 dually pickup truck was seen leaving the scene.   

Williams also said the truck also had large white stickers on its back windshield.

If you have any information in the case, you are asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department at (205) 325-1450.

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