DALLAS — Local dog lovers are rallying in a city that is still reeling from the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old boy, and the city’s local media are focusing on their concerns.
The hashtag #LAPDDogNews is trending on Twitter and the hashtag #LosAngelesDogs is gaining steam.
The #LAPDogs hashtag has gained traction on Twitter, where many local news outlets are posting stories about the dog issues surrounding the shooting.
One local TV station posted a video featuring a mother of a dog who says she was told by her neighbor that she had to let her dog out of her yard because it was unsafe.
“I told her, ‘I can’t let you put your dog out there because there’s a lot of dogs there, and they’re dangerous,'” said the woman in the video.
“She didn’t want to be aggressive.”
The woman was referring to a recent spate of shootings of dogs in the area, but she said that there was nothing that had to do with the shooting of the 12-month-old, who was walking on the street and wearing a helmet.
The woman said she has two black Labradors and two brown Labradans and that she has always been a good neighbor and has never been in a fight.LAPD spokeswoman Kim Fox said that while the dog is being looked after by a local animal control agency, it’s still in the process of being euthanized.
She said the department does not have any reports of injuries related to the shooting and that the department has taken steps to ensure the safety of the animals.
She said that the city of Los Angeles is working with local authorities to identify the suspect, but that there is no suspect description or description of the dog that was involved in the shooting at this time.
The LAPD said it is investigating the case.