Last November, in Ronks, PA, someone drove by an Amish buggy and fired a shot. The Amish family who was riding in the buggy heard what they thought was a firecracker. Their horse spooked and flinched but showed no sign of injury. The family continued on to their home. When they went to take the horse out of the buggy rig, they saw that he was bleeding from the mouth. The horrified family contacted a veterinarian (through a neighbor, probably) but the horse died before the vet arrived. A necropsy showed that the horse died as a result of a gunshot wound to the left chest.