The Milwaukee Police Department has received several inquiries about a pit bull that was shot in the 2000 block of W. Burleigh Street on July 21.
At 6:23 p.m. Milwaukee Police responded to a loose animal complaint in the 2000 block of Burleigh. The caller reported that he saw what appeared to be a lion or cougar walking past his home. While responding to the call, officers received additional information from an anonymous caller who saw a suspect fire one gunshot at a stray pit bull dog at N. 21st Street and W. Chambers Street. Responding officers found the pit bull, suffering from a gunshot wound to the right front leg, at N. 24th Street and W. Burleigh Street. Officers conveyed the injured dog to the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) for treatment.
Officers continue to investigate the incident. The suspect who shot the dog has not been identified and the motive for the shooting remains unclear.