Waterloo Regional Police say a sheep was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Cambridge's south end.

Shortly before 2 p.m., police received a report of someone seeing a vehicle stop and fire a gun at sheep in a field at the side of West River Road.

It was David Shoemaker, who works on the farm where the incident happened, who called police.

"I saw a lamb trying to get up and it was crying, so I hopped the fence," he tells CTV.

"I realized that it had been shot right through. There was a car that had just gone down the road."

Officers arrived at the scene and found a sheep dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

A search of the area did not turn up any suspects.