A week after nearly 200 sheep were shot on a North Otago farm at least 15 more have been shot on another farm in the area on Sunday night or early yesterday morning.
. . . They [police] are not yet saying whether they were shot dead or whether they think the deaths are linked.
“Both of these events are very unusual but we appreciate that they will be creating a high level of concern amongst local farmers and the community in the Ngapara area,” says Detective Warren Duncan.
Witnesses who may have seen anything in the Crown Hill, Conlans Road and Peaks Road area were asked to contact police.
Last weekend, 195 sheep were shot at Peter Stackhouse’s property over two nights. Many had to be put down because the bullets did not kill them.
Police were baffled as to why so many were shot but not taken for their meat.
However, Det Duncan said “good information” had come in on the killings. . .