Dog dies in drive-by shooting

Published 12:20 am Sunday, May 23, 2021

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A dog died in a drive-by shooting on Saturday evening.

The shooting happened in the 400 block of Wellons Street at 7:59 p.m. Saturday, according to a city press release.

The preliminary investigation determined that two vehicles drove by and shot into two residences that were occupied, the press release stated. A dog that was in the front yard of one of the residences died as a result of the incident. No other injuries were reported.

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The incident remains under investigation. No additional information is available for release.

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