May 7, 2015 3:42 PM by News Staff
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Police are searching for a man who shot and wounded a dog who ran toward him during a confrontation with a group of transients in San Bernardino.
Lt. Rich Lawhead says officers responded to reports of shots fired at a homeless camp near a residential area Wednesday night.
Lawhead says a resident brandished a gun after telling homeless people to stay away from his house. Investigators say as the man was walking away, a pit bull apparently belonging to a transient broke free and went after him.
The man fired two shots, striking the dog once. The animal was treated for a wound to a rear leg and released back to its owner.
Detectives say the shooter fled in a white pickup.
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