LA MIRADA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Two people described as suspects are in custody after the fatal shooting of a dog who was dumped in a gutter in an industrial area of La Mirada, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Thursday, Jan. 9.
The animal cruelty incident took place about 12:45 p.m. Jan. 5 near 16450 Phoebe Ave., according a sheriff's special bulletin.
An investigation began after a witness reported seeing a man exit the passenger side of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee and place something on the road near a storm drain before hearing two gunshots, the bulletin stated. The witness then went over to the area where the SUV had been stopped and found a dead dog with gunshot wounds on a dog bed in the gutter.
Authorities described the dog as a 15-year-old terrier mix.
On Jan. 9, Deputy Joana Warren confirmed to KTLA that two people related to the deadly dog shooting were apprehended after witnesses reported seeing the SUV the previous night.
She did not immediately have additional information, including their names and whether they have been arrested.