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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pit Bull Shot Dead in Hunters Point

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 8:18 AM

click to enlarge This isn't the actual dog
  • This isn't the actual dog

Well, this isn't your typical Bayview-Hunters Point slaying. Police are looking for the animal-hater who shot and killed a 1-year-old pit bull for no apparent reason on Friday evening.

According to CBS News, the cops were called to the 200 block of West Point Road at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday on reports of a pup bleeding in the street. When police arrived, they found a sad sight: a young pit bull dead from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The woman who reported the incident said she was inside her house when she heard gunshots. She later went outside and found the wounded dog lying in a pool of blood.

A San Francisco Animal Care and Control officer took the pit bull to an animal hospital where it later died from its injuries, Kat Brown, deputy director of the agency, told CBS.

A necropsy revealed the dog was a female.

Sadly, police have been unsuccessful in trying to find any witnesses to the shooting, and nobody has come forward to claim the dog as their own. But prior to the shooting, the dog had been frequently seen running loose around the neighborhood, authorities said.

Anyone with information about this shooting case is encouraged to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at 575-4444, or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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