Dog Dies After Shooting at Houston Dog Park

A dog shot at a Houston, Texas-area, dog park on Sunday has died.

"I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight," an eyewitness told KPRC-TV in Houston. "I'm going to hear the sound of those bullets. All of that blood gushing out of that poor little animal."

This witness said he will never forget the horrific scene that played out in front of him at the Bay Area Dog Park when a man wielding a handgun suddenly opened fire and shot a Staffordshire bull terrier that had been tussling with his dog.

The dogs were playing, yapping at each other, the eyewitness said, when the armed man kicked the bull terrier wrestling with his dog and then shot him three times at close range.

"The dog cries, he moves closer," he said. "Pow, pow, two more bullets go into that dog. That dog is bleeding from the mouth."

The dog was 2-year-old Diesel, who was rushed to the VCA Animal Emergency Hospital with a shattered front leg and two bullet wounds to the back.

As for the gun-wielding dog owner, he was detained, questioned by Harris County sheriff's deputies and released.

"He doesn't have any remorse," the witness said. "He's angry. All of that aggression. We're all telling him, 'I hope you go to jail.' His dog was not in danger...he was not in danger. I don't understand how they are not pressing charges. I witnessed everything. No one was in danger."

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