Dog shot during attempted robbery in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A man’s dog was shot late Wednesday night when his friend tried to rob him inside his own apartment.

A 46-year-old man told police he invited his friend over, and at some point, shots were fired inside the apartment and the man’s dog was hit.

Police say the friend ran from the apartment following the incident.

The dog also ran from the apartment to a nearby parking lot, where it was found by Animal Control. They took the dog to a veterinarian in critical condition.

Police believe the 46-year-old’s friend attempted to rob him, which led to shots being fired inside the apartment.

Investigators say the 46-year-old is being uncooperative and did not want to release the name of his friend.

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

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