Lady Gaga’s dog walker was reportedly shot Wednesday night and her two French bulldogs were stolen in a brazen robbery in Los Angeles.
LAPD officers from the Hollywood division responded to a shooting on the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Ave. in Hollywood at around 9:40 p.m., Officer Jeff Lee, a police spokesman, told Oxygen.com.
Officers arrived to find a white male in his 30s suffering from “at least one” gunshot wound. The man was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, Lee said.
Police have said a male suspect approached the victim with a semi-automatic handgun and stole the two French bulldog puppies he had been walking at the time. The suspect, who remains at large, then fled the scene in a white vehicle.
Police did not identify the victim or confirm the link to Lady Gaga, however, multiple media outlets, including CNN, have reported the man had been walking Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs Koji and Gustav at the time of the robbery.
A third French bulldog managed to run away and was later recovered, according to TMZ.
A source close to the singer told the news outlet she's offering a $500,000 “no questions asked” reward for the safe return of the dogs.
French bulldogs are an expensive and highly coveted breed.
Just last month, Sarah Vorhaus, a San Francisco resident, was assaulted at gunpoint while walking her two dogs, an 8-year-old Shibu Inu and 5-month-old French Bulldog Chloe. The attacker punched Vorhaus twice in the face and stole Chloe, leaving her “screaming as loud as I could,” along the busy San Francisco streets, she told Oxygen.com.
She believed her attack had been planned.
“We have reason to believe that my attackers were waiting for me outside of my apartment,” she said. “So, this was not a random act of violence; it was premeditated, which adds insult to injury. It’s just so scary on top of everything else.”
Anyone with information on the latest attack in Los Angeles, is urged to contact authorities.
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