Storyful has obtained and verified footage showing the moment Lady Gaga’s dog-walker was shot and her two French bulldogs were stolen in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, February 24.
The dramatic footage, captured on a home security camera, shows a car stopping beside a man walking dogs on North Sierra Bonita Avenue near Sunset Boulevard. Two people get out of the backseat and try to take the dogs. A struggle ensues, with the man calling for help, while one of the assailants repeatedly shouts, “Give it up.”
A gunshot is heard and the man falls to the ground, shouting that he has been shot and calling for help. The car drives away and one dog remains on the scene with the man.
The video shows people arriving on the scene and telling the man they’re calling 911. He tells them he is bleeding from his chest and appeals for help.
Dispatch audio from the Los Angeles Police Department, also verified by Storyful, shows local time authorities received a call reporting the shooting at around 9:40 pm. The audio reveals emergency responders found a man, “approximately 35 years of age, conscious and breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound.”
In a statement to Storyful the LAPD confirmed the victim, aged 30, was shot with a semi-automatic handgun and taken to a nearby hospital.
Police said two French bulldogs were taken by suspects in a white vehicle, described as a four-door sedan in dispatch audio. A third dog was recovered by authorities, reports said. No suspects had been detained at the time of writing.
Police said they could not confirm the name of the victim nor the dogs’ owner at the time of writing.
According to reports citing Lady Gaga’s representative, the star offered a reward of $500,000 for the return of the dogs. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful