Dog shot in leg during Tuesday night gunfire on N. Union Street

Published 3:20 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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NATCHEZ — Late-night gunfire on North Union Street in Natchez has injured one dog, authorities said.

Natchez Police Chief Cal Green said multiple callers reported hearing the gunshots just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. The dog was struck in the leg while out walking with its owner, Green said.

No suspects have been identified, she added.

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“We don’t know if the dog was shot at on purpose or not,” she said. “The owner wanted to take it to the LSU veterinary clinic with a leg injury. There were several calls from that area. We didn’t see anything else that was hit. Our investigators have gone back looking for shell casings and things of that nature.”

Witnesses reported hearing a minimum of eight gunshots in the 800 block of N. Union Street on Tuesday evening, where someone’s dog was hit in the leg and immediately rushed to Louisiana State University veterinary hospital for medical attention.

Investigation of the incident is still ongoing, Green said.

“If anyone does have any information, we ask them to come forward,” she said.

This story will be updated when more information is available.