Hamilton police responded to reports of a dog being shot in the area of Brampton Street and Dunn Avenue just after 9 p.m. Friday night.
Police say the homeowner apparently let the German shepherd out the front door as two male suspects approached the residence. One of the men allegedly pulled out a firearm and shot the dog.
Police reports say a female resident confronted the suspect who then pointed the firearm at her before fleeing the scene. Both suspects allegedly ran westbound on Brampton street and northbound on Dunn Avenue.
Police are looking for witnesses and asking people to check their home security cameras. They say that this was likely a targeted act.
The German shepherd was immediately transported to a veterinarian and will survive the shooting, according to police.
The suspects are described as two males, one taller than the other at 5’6 and 5’9 respectively. Both men are 20-25 years of age. The taller one, who shot the dog, was wearing a black coat with a red and white hoodie. The shorter, heavier-set man was wearing a charcoal gray tracksuit and black toque.
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