Dog shot and killed while out for a walk in Hunting Park

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A dog was shot and killed while out for a walk in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section, authorities said.

Police said a man was walking the German shepherd mix around 12:30 a.m. Saturday when he was approached by two men near the intersection of North Watts and West Butler streets.

There was a confrontation and, police said, one of the men pulled out a handgun.

The suspect fired two shots at the dog.

The two male suspects then ran away, one of them on a bike.

The dog was pronounced dead at the scene.

The dog's owner was not injured.

No arrests have been made. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.
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