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Update: Hunting dogs' death investigation continues

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A group of hunters told WLOX News two of their hunting dogs were shot by a Seabee security guard after the dogs wandered onto a Woolmarket training facility operated by the base. A group of hunters told WLOX News two of their hunting dogs were shot by a Seabee security guard after the dogs wandered onto a Woolmarket training facility operated by the base.
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

An investigation at the Seabee Base into the deaths of several hunting dogs on base property is on hold while evidence is processed at the crime lab.

A few weeks ago, we told you about a group of hunters who claimed two of their hunting dogs were shot by a Seabee security guard after the dogs wandered onto a Woolmarket training facility operated by the base.

Seabee base officials confirmed that the man who drove up and issued the warning is a Gunnersmate 1st class at the base in Gulfport, but he has not been identified.

Base officials tell WLOX News the area has been searched several times, but there's been no sign of the dogs.

The hunters say the animal's GPS tracking collars had been tossed back over the fence, and were covered with blood. Those collars are now at the crime lab for testing. Until that is completed, the base investigation is on hold.

WLOX News will continue to follow this investigation, and bring you new information as it becomes available.

View Doug Walker's original story on the dogs' deaths: http://www.wlox.com/story/20476327/hunting-dogs-may-have-been-shot-by-a-seabee-security-guard

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