An individual was shot at Michael Barisone’s Hawthorne Hill dressage facility in Long Valley, New Jersey, on Aug. 7.
According to Rosanna Williams, the victim was Williams’ friend, dressage rider Lauren Kanarek. “I am posting this with permission from Lauren’s dad,” Williams wrote on her personal Facebook page late on Aug. 7. “To keep the rumors down, Lauren was shot earlier today. She is out of surgery, but not out of the woods yet.”
On the morning of Aug. 8 Williams told the Chronicle: “She made it through surgery, and she made it through the night. She is, I believe, in critical condition.”
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that, as of Aug. 8 the suspect was still in custody, but no formal charges had been filed. Until charges are filed, they will not release the name of the victim or suspect, although multiple sources have named Barisone as the suspect.
When asked if the suspect was Barisone, the Prosecutor’s Office did not deny the name, but would not confirm.
In recent weeks, Kanarek posted complaints of bullying on her personal Facebook page, but she didn’t name a person.