Published: Feb 01, 2011 1:01 AM EST
Updated: Jan 31, 2011 9:51 PM EST

LEHIGH ACRES- A horse is dead.The owner is blaming her neighbors.

Wendy Smith says her 20 year old horse "Apache" often wanders between her neighbor's yards.
She says she had to put "Apache" down however, after a neighbor found him lying on the ground, shot.
She believes it was her neighbors who are often shooting targets on their property.
Her neighbors deny having anything to do with "Apache's" death.


Horse owner Wendy Smith says, " , he was actually a little painted horse, and he was my son's horse."

Ranch manager Tony Roche says,
"There's a big mound of dirt back there, I take you back to the fun range, there's no way a stray bullet hit that horse."

 The ranch owner tells us the horse was so skinny, he was probably shot out of pity.
Smith denies not feeding her horses and says she worries about the safety of her community.