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The German Shepherd puppy, about two months old, was apparently shot by a caregiver, not a man in a sedan, police say.

The city's Gun Violence Reduction Team has determined that a "dog's caregiver" was the shooter in the recent death of a German Shepherd puppy — not an unknown suspect in a white sedan.

"GVRT investigators received many emails and phone messages regarding this case from community members and neighborhood residents," police said, noting that the info was used to solve the case.

The D.A. and police are still mulling charges, it seems, as none were announced and police declined to release further details. They say there is no ongoing threat to the community, however.

Read our previous report below:

FILE PHOTO - A patrol officer inside a Portland Police Bureau squad car is shown here. Portland Police Bureau officers are investigating an apparently random shooting that left a local dog-owner grieving for their deceased two-month-old German Shepherd puppy.

North Precinct officers were dispatched to North Chautauqua and Willis boulevards around 3:38 p.m. on Friday, March 27, after hearing reports of a shooting.

Police found the dog and its owner at the scene. The puppy was taken to Dove Lewis Animal Hospital but did not survive its injuries caused by a gunshot wound.

Officers believe a person or persons in a white sedan pulled up and shot the dog from inside the vehicle, then drove away.

"The victim told officers that nothing was said by the suspect or suspects," according to a news release.

Police says the death may be linked to a Friday, March 20 incident where a person was shot with a pullet gun by someone reportedly driving a white sedan. The person was not injured in that case.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team has been assigned the investigation.


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