Horrific video shows Lady Gaga's dog walker being shot as gunmen steal her pets
According to TMZ, while Lady Gaga was in Rome filming a movie, her dog walker Ryan Fischer was shot while on an evening stroll with her French bulldogs on Wednesday, around 10 PM. The gunman allegedly left the scene with two of the singer's dogs – Koji and Gustav.
Security footage currently being reviewed by the Los Angeles Police Department show the hair-raising moment Fischer was accosted by two individuals who jumped out of a car.
As he screams for help, a shot is fired, leaving him on the ground while the two gunmen drive off with the dogs. When police arrived at the scene, Fischer was still conscious, but was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for anyone who brings the dogs home – no questions asked.
One of her three French bulldogs managed to escape the dog-napping incident and has since been recovered.
Security camera captures shocking scenes (graphic content)
Lady Gaga offering $500,000 reward for safe return of her dogs
Police have opened an investigation into the shooting and are on the hunt for the two suspects. It's unclear whether this was a targeted event, and the search for Gaga's two stolen dog remains ongoing.
An email address – [email protected] – has been created for anyone that has information on the shooting and the whereabouts of the singer's beloved dogs.
Lady Gaga's fans poured in with messages of support and sympathy under her Instagram posts featuring the pooches. "Many prayers sent your way for your dog walker and your Beloved dogs safe return," one user wrote, while thousands of others responded with heart and prayer emojis.
According to E! News, authorities expect Ryan Fischer to survive the brutal attack.
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