(PresidentialWire.com)- Left-wing singer and actress Lady Gaga offered a $500,000 reward this week for the return of her dogs after her dog walker was shot by thieves on Wednesday night. Two of the singer’s French Bulldogs were stolen by the thieves, and Lady Gaga promised the reward was “no questions asked.”
On Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division took over the case. The department regularly investigates high-profile cases in Los Angeles and indicates that the shooting may have indeed been attempted murder.
Dog walker Ryan Fischer was walking three of the singer’s Bulldogs in Hollywood at around 10 p.m. when at least one gunman appeared behind him. The dog walker was then shot and the shooter managed to steal two dogs, Gustav and Koji.
TMZ reported that while some outlets claimed that only two of the dogs were being walked and one escaped before being found later, their sources say that all three dogs were being walked at the time.
“We’re told the 3rd dog had run away but was later recovered,” TMZ said.
Los Angeles: somebody shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker on Sierra Bonita and Sunset last night and stole two of her French bulldogs. We need to find Gustav and Koji. $500,000 reward for safe return. Email: [email protected] pic.twitter.com/meSPCWAcUi
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) February 25, 2021
Lady Gaga was spending time in Rome, with her bodyguard picking up one recovered Bulldog. Fischer was caring for the Bulldogs while Lady Gaga works on a new Ridley Scott movie.
Sources close to the singer told TMZ that she is “extremely upset.”
The dog walker is, thankfully, expected to make a full recovery and was taken to hospital.
Law enforcement officers are still unaware of why the dog walker was targeted, or if the shooter knew that the dogs belonged to Lady Gaga. French Bulldogs are currently in high demand and come with a high price tag, leading some outlets to speculate that the gunman may not have even known that they belonged to the famed singer.
The gunman is still at large.