Sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a blue tick coon hound valued at $10,000 on Saturday night.
The dog's owner said it was shot while he and family members were hunting in the 3300 block of Jearoldstown Road, Deputy Toby Price said in a report.
The report did not state whether the dog died.
The dog had treed a raccoon, and the owner was on his way to the location when he and several others hunting with him "heard two shots from the direction of the dog."
The first shot sounded like a .22 rifle and the second like a pistol, the owner told deputies.
The dog was found lying in a field "with two bullet holes in (the) back hips," the report said.
A nearby neighbor was named by the owner as a possible suspect.
The dog is valued at $10,000 "due to its hunting in coon hunting competitions," the report said.