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Suspect Shoots, Kills Dog, Community Asked to Assist
by Oregon Herald staff
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A suspect shot and killed a dog as it was being walked by its caretaker, and the Gun Violence Reduction Team is requesting help from the community.

On Friday, March 27, 2020 at 3:38p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to the report of a shooting at North Chautauqua Boulevard and North Willis Boulevard. When officers arrived they found a dog with a possible gunshot wound. There were no other injuries. An officer transported the dog and its caretaker to Dove Lewis Animal Hospital but the dog did not survive.

Officers determined that the suspect or suspects, in a white sedan, pulled up and shot the dog from the vehicle, then drove away. The victim told officers that nothing was said by the suspect or suspects.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team (GVRT) responded and has assumed the investigation. GVRT is looking into the possibility that the suspect or suspects might be related to an incident last Friday, March 20, 2020, when a citizen was shot with a pellet gun. The shooter was reportedly in a white sedan. There were no reported injuries in that case.

GVRT is asking for the community's help to identify a suspect or suspects, or to share surveillance photos or video of the suspect(s). If anyone has that information, please call 503-823-4106 or email [email protected] .

The Gun Violence Reduction Team continues to interdict gun violence citywide.