2 sought for dumping 15-year-old dog, shooting it dead in gutter near L.A.
KTLA / Los Angeles County
Investigators are looking for two people who dumped and then fatally shot an elderly dog next to a storm drain on Jan. 5.

via KTLA:

LA MIRADA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Investigators are looking for two people after surveillance video captured one of them exit an SUV, place a dog next to a storm drain, and shoot it twice in an industrial area in La Mirada over the weekend.

The crime happened around 12:45 p.m. Jan. 5 near 16450 Phoebe Ave., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Footage from a security camera nearby shows a man getting out of the passenger side of an SUV and placing something on the ground near a gutter.

The video recorded what sounds like two gunshots before the man went back into the vehicle.

A witness subsequently saw a dead dog with gunshot wounds on a dog bed in the gutter, according to officials.

Authorities identified the vehicle involved as a white Jeep Grand Cherokee with black rims, possibly an early 2000s model.

L.A. County Sheriff's Detective Mark Christiansen described the dog as a 15-year-old terrier mix.

PETA, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, says it's putting up as much as $5,000 for anyone who gives investigators details that lead to an arrest and conviction in the case.

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