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Dog Survives Shooting In New Haven

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A pit bull shot in the face at Edgewood Park in New Haven. Photo from New Haven Police.

A pit bull shot in the face at Edgewood Park in New Haven. Photo from New Haven Police.

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Police say a pit bull has survived after being shot in the face in New Haven’s Edgewood Park Sunday.

A witness told investigators that a man tied the dog’s leash to a concrete railing at a bridge near the duck pond. A witness said the dog seemed to trust the man.

The leash was tied in such a way that the dog could not move.  The man then shot the dog in the head.

The male, brindle and white colored pit bull was treated for the wound, and is now recovering at the New Haven Police Department’s animal shelter. The dog is about 1-year-old.

Police say the man who shot the dog wore a black Champion coat with a black letter C on the left breast.  He wore a dark red or maroon baseball cap with a light-colored emblem on the front.  He is a dark-complexioned black man in his early 30’s, with very short dreadlocks and no facial hair.

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