A dog that got loose from its Potomac Street home was quickly found after letting out a yelp from being shot by a BB gun in a neighbor's West Roxbury home.
The owner of the dog reported the incident that occurred on May 13, after an 8-year-old Wheaten terrier got loose from the yard at 76 Potomac St., according to a Boston Police report. The dog was out for not more than five minutes when a friend who was doing work on the home, where the dog got out from, went to look for the dog.
While looking for the dog, the witness heard the dog yelp from 525 Lagrange St., and then the dog came limping from behind the home at that address. The woman and another person working at the home examined the dog's wound and determined it was a puncture wound.
The two witnesses went to the back of the home and saw no one, but observed an open window on the second floor with a curtain pulled to the side, according to a Boston Police report.
The dog was taken to Angell Memorial Hospital, and it was determined the dog had been shot with a BB gun in the left hind leg. The doctor said the BB was lodged in the wound and cannot be removed.
X-rays were being made available for review for investigators.