Ardmore police responded to an incident in which a dog was allegedly wounded by a gun shot early Monday morning.
Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Cottonwood in reference to a call where a person had reportedly heard a gunshot and saw a wounded animal, said Ardmore Police Department Captain Keith Ingle.
Once officers arrived on scene, Ingle said they found a dog that had been shot in the hip that was having trouble walking. Officers were able to make contact with the dog’s owner based on its identification tags and the owner transported the dog to the vet, he said. The dog’s current condition is unknown.
The individual who shot the gun was also identified, however, police received conflicting reports on the nature of the event, Ingle said.
“The dog had gotten out of the other neighbor’s yard and had got in their yard and attacked another person’s dog, according to one witness,” Ingle said. “The other witness said it wasn’t being aggressive at all.”
Ingle said officers couldn’t prove one account over the other, but they could prove that the individual fired the weapon.
Due to the conflicting reports, no arrests were made, but a report on the incident has been sent to the District Attorney’s office for consideration of complaints for discharging a firearm in city limits and animal cruelty, Ingle said.