Dog shot at close range in drive by incident – officials search for person responsible

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A dog was seriously injured after someone shot him at close range with a shotgun. On October 7, Richmond Animal Care and Control posted images of the dog and detailed what is known about the cruel incident:

At 3:58 yesterday morning this dog (Apollo) was shot in what appears to be a drive by (video in the comments) at 3400 Clydewood Avenue in the City of Richmond, Virginia.

The dog’s body was “riddled” with bullets and his initial condition was listed as “guarded.”

On Friday, the shelter provided an update about Apollo:

Our Apollo update is moderate to ok… 😬 He’s not out of the woods yet, but not getting any worse. He’s up and walking and wagging his tail a bit, but we are still worried about any internal damage that hasn’t surfaced yet.

Information wanted

The animal welfare agency is hoping to find the person responsible. The agency writes:

Our team is busy working this investigation but we need your help to find the person(s) responsible. Anyone recognize that car? Anyone out walking at 4am 🙃 that saw/heard/told anyone anything? Apollo was shot at close range with a shot gun, his body is riddled with bullets (birdshot) and his condition is guarded.

Tips? Please call Crime Solvers at 804-780-1000.

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3 replies
  1. Diana Rowell says:

    I know you work very hard to provide these very important reports, but here lately you’re referring to videos that are NOT there. Yes, I turned off anything that may block it, to NO avail. The previous ones were of no real consequence, BUT THIS ONE IS IMPORTANT. THEY’RE TRYING TO FIND THE SHOOTER BY PROVIDING A VIDEO THAT YOU FAILED to include. PLEASE UPDATE. Thank you for all that you do to keep us informed and when to keep guard. Your service here IS INVALUABLE and YES, I have donated to support you, usually once every six months.

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    • Cheryl Hanna says:

      We can not control if and when the video is deleted at the site origin. At the time of publication, the videos are available. We regret any inconvenience.

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