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Salma Hayek’s neighbour confesses to dog shooting – report

Salma Hayek’s neighbour has confessed to unintentionally killing her dog by shooting it with a pellet gun, according to a U.S. report.
The actress was left devastated after her nine-year-old German Shepherd-mix dog Mozart was found dead at her ranch in Washington state with “a shot close to his heart” earlier in February (16).
Police officers launched an investigation into the incident, and Salma’s neighbour has admitted to shooting the dog, according to TMZ.com.
The neighbour reportedly told police the actress’ dogs were trespassing on his property and attacking his pooches on a regular basis. He had used a pellet gun to scare them away from his garage but had no intention of killing any of the animals. Cops also ruled the gun would not usually be lethal.
Police officers have closed the investigation because the dog was on the neighbour’s property.
Salma announced Mozart’s death on Instagram.com over the weekend (27-28Feb16), writing, “I haven’t posted for a week as I been mourning the death of my dog, Mozart who I personally delivered out of his mother’s womb. He was found dead in my ranch last Friday with a shot close to his heart. I am hoping that the Washington State authorities do justice to this wonderful dog whom in 9 years never bit or attacked anyone. He loved his territory and never strayed away…he was the most loving and loyal companion. He didn’t deserve a slow and painful death.”
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office told King5.com that the report was made on 19 February (16) when Salma was in Los Angeles. Deputy Lieutenant Cliff Ziesemer said a caretaker had taken two dogs out of a walk. One of the canines barked and ran off, and she later found it dead on the actress’ property.
Salma had previously told U.S. talk show Ellen DeGeneres she has many animals, including “five horses, four alpacas, one cat, eight dogs, one hamster, five parrots, two fish.”

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