On Monday, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release about the shooting death of actress Salma Hayek’s dog, Mozart. According to the release, a neighbor, identified as Mr. Lund, admitted to the authorities that he shot at a dog with his pellet gun.
Mr. Lund told the investigator that he went to his garage on the day of the incident after hearing dogs fighting. Lund stated that he saw his neighbor’s two dogs in his open garage, fighting with his own two German shepherds. In an effort to break up the fight, Lund grabbed a pellet gun and fired at the hind end of one of the dogs.
The pellet which struck Mozart nicked one of his arteries and he slowly bled to death from the injury; Mr. Lund claims that he did not even realize that the dog was struck because he ran away after the shot was fired.
Kelly Littlejohn, a groundskeeper, had been horseback riding on Hayek’s Yelm area ranch on the day that Mozart was killed. Littlejohn told the authorities that the dogs who had been on the outing with her ran off after hearing dogs barking on nearby property. Littlejohn later discovered that Hayek’s nine-year-old dog, Mozart, was missing. She later found him dead from the pellet wound.
According to the release, the case will be forwarded to the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office for their
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