Dog Shot by BB Gun on Lagrange Street in West Roxbury

The following article is based on a Boston Police report.


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.

Fran W. May 18, 2013 at 01:22 PM
That used to be a beautiful house, but it now it's a mess. Doesn't surprise me that's where it came from.
Paula Mooney May 18, 2013 at 05:32 PM
There is something inherently wrong with anyone who would abuse / harm an innocent animal. I hope this incident is investigated fully and that the ( selfish, sick, heartless) person responsible is prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law.
LJ May 19, 2013 at 02:47 AM
Dog shot BY BB gun? Then let's hope the BB gun is apprehended soon. Or at least one of the following is true: 1 Sloppy reporter 2 Sloppy editor 3 ANTI-GUN NUTS refusing to blame humans for their actions and instead knee-jerking their way towards a total ban on guns
Amanda Batch October 28, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Guy who livest there is absolutely certifiable. Google his name and you will see he went after a neighbor with an axe...Total loon.


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