STONE, Ky. — Two Kentucky teens who police say shot eight cows with an AR-15 rifle have charges pending against them.

WYMT-TV reports that Joe Yates and Danny Branham of Pike County found eight of their cows dead on Wednesday and another four missing. Branham says five of the slain cows were pregnant, and the other three were young calves. He said one calf had to be put down after it was shot in the spine.

Yates and Branham said the cattle’s value was estimated at $20,000.

Yates said he discovered a video on social media of teenagers showing off a rifle and distinct ammunition matching rounds used on the cattle.

The station reports police say the two teens who made the videos have confessed.

Information from: WYMT-TV,

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