Florida deputies search for gunman who targeted dog at park

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies in south Florida are searching for the person who shot a dog in the snout before driving away.

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In a social media post, deputies with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said someone shot the dog, whose name is Boots, at a park. A picture of the dog, as well as a white car that the gunman is believed to be driving, were attached to the post.

Police told WPTV that the gunman got out of a white, four-door Honda Accord, went up to Boots, and fired one round into the animal’s snout before getting back into the car and driving away. Boots, a 1-year-old chocolate lab mix, was loose at the time, the station reported.

Boots has a broken jaw and lost several teeth, WPTV reported. Deputies said Boots is continuing to recover at an emergency vet.