Sheriff Seeks Public Help in Horse Shooting Incident


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Williamson County, IL – A horse was found with a gunshot wound in Williamson County, prompting a call for public assistance from the local sheriff’s office. The incident, which left the community shaken, occurred on January 31, 2024, in the rural area of Cambria.

According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched at 1406 hours to the 14000 block of Laminack Road after the animal’s owner discovered it injured. The shooting is believed to have taken place between 8am and 2pm, with a higher likelihood in the afternoon. Sheriff Jeff Diederich emphasized the need for public cooperation in resolving this alarming case.

Community members are urged to contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 618.997.6541 with any relevant information. Additionally, anonymous tips can be submitted through the Williamson County Sheriff’s App, available on both Apple and Android platforms, demonstrating the office’s reliance on technology and public engagement in law enforcement efforts.


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