Gatineau Police say one horse is dead after a bizarre incident near a busy intersection in the city.

Officers arrived at Maloney Blvd. around 8:30 p.m. Sunday to find seven horses running loose in the middle of the road. Police say they have located the owner but are still trying to figure out how the horses got there.

One of the horses was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle. The woman and child in the car received minor injuries.

Police are investigating.