Dallas Police

3 Children Unharmed After Man Pulls Gun, Shoots Their Dog

Dallas police are looking for a man who pulled out a gun and shot a dog in front of three children last month.

Police said Friday that on Feb. 28, at about 5 p.m., three children between the ages of 5 and 7 were standing with their dog Nolan near a trash bin at an apartment complex on the 4300 block of Woodhollow Drive when a man walked up, pulled out a gun and shot the dog in the face.

The man, who has not yet been positively identified, left the area after the shooting. A detailed description of the man has not been provided and it's not clear if he said anything to the children before shooting the dog.

Police said Nolan, a lab/shepherd mix, suffered a very severe injury to his mouth but survived the shooting. Nolan was treated by the SPCA. The children were not physically harmed.

“He doesn’t understand how bad he hurt our family. This is really hurting inside because my kids love that dog," said the dog's owner Genola Vance.

Investigators said when found the shooter will face a charge of cruelty to non-livestock animals - torture. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 877-373-8477 or Detective H. Tamez, with the Animal Cruelty Unit, at 214-671-0115.

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