A faithful dog refused to leave a man who was shot during their walk this week in Philadelphia. According to NBC Philadelphia. the 54-year-old victim was gunned down along North 7th Street on Monday night – the dog that he was walking, who belonged to his mother, never left his side.
Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said, “The victim was laying on the sidewalk, completely unresponsive, and next to him, on the leash, was the dog.” The man sustained a gunshot to his neck and was rushed to a hospital for care – it is unknown if he will survive the devastating injury.
The dog who remained by the man’s side – even as blood began to pool on the sidewalk – was eventually reunited with his owner. The authorities believe that the man may have been the victim of a robbery – an investigation into what happened is ongoing.
(Screenshot via NBC Philadelphia)
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