Police are searching for the man who is accused of shooting a dog during an argument in Waterbury last week.
Officers were called to One Stop Grocers on Walnut Street around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday after getting a report of gunshots fired.
When police arrived, they said they were told that several men were arguing outside when at one point, one man took out a gun and shot one round. The man who shot the gun fled south on Walnut Street before officers arrived.
As officers were investigating, police said they found an empty shell casing on the sidewalk nearby and blood.
Investigators followed the blood trail and found a dog in the rear of a home nearby with a gunshot wound, authorities said. The owner of the 3-year-old lab and German shepherd mix was found.
The dog was turned over to his or her owner, who brought the dog to CVA Shoreline Veterinary Referral Emergency Center in Bridgeport to be treated for the gunshot wound, police added.
The person who shot the dog is described as a man who is approximately 5'10" who was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, officers said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Waterbury Police Detectives at (203) 574-6941 or Crime Stoppers at (203) 755-1234.