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Shot dog’s owners face ‘significant’ medical costs

A 27-year-old man and a dog were yesterday being treated for injuries sustained in a shooting incident in Warwick.

Both were shot at around 9.30pm on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire in the Jones’ Villiage area.

The man was said to be in a stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit at the King Edward VII Memorial last night. A Police spokesman said the dog was also in a stable condition at a local veterinarian’s office.

The spokesman said: “The dog involved in that particular incident was taken by the Government dog warden to a veterinarian where the animal was stabilised after sustaining a gunshot wound to the leg.

“The dog’s owners will now be faced with some critical decisions as apparently significant costs are associated with the necessary medical care.”

The shooting occurred only 15 minutes after shots rang out in the Curving Avenue, Pembroke area. No injuries were reported in that incident.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to either incident to contact the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or 247-1185.

Alternatively, persons with information should contact the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

This pit bull is being treated for its injuries after it was shot in the leg Wednesday.

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Published January 18, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated January 18, 2013 at 12:13 am)

Shot dog’s owners face ‘significant’ medical costs

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