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Someone Shot Lady Gaga's Dog Walker And Took Her Two French Bulldogs

The star is offering a $500,000 reward for the dogs' return.

Last updated on February 26, 2021, at 4:54 p.m. ET

Posted on February 25, 2021, at 3:01 p.m. ET

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Lady Gaga and her dog Koji in 2015.

Someone shot Lady Gaga's dog walker Wednesday night and then fled with two of the pop star's French bulldogs, police said.

Since then, Lady Gaga has offered a reward of $500,000 for the safe return of the dogs, named Koji and Gustav.

"My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness," she wrote on Twitter on Friday. "I will pay $500,000 for their safe return."

In the same thread, Lady Gaga identified the dog walker as Ryan Fischer and called him a hero.

"I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family," she wrote. "You're forever a hero."

If you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same. I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero.

Twitter: @ladygaga

The shooting occurred at about 9:40 p.m., when a 30-year-old man — identified by Lady Gaga as Fischer — was walking three French bulldogs belonging to the pop star in the 1500 block of Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Two men jumped out of a white Nissan Altima and confronted the victim, demanding at gunpoint that he give them the dogs.

"The victim struggled with the suspects & was shot once," police said in a tweet. "The suspects took two of the three dogs & fled the scene."

Police said the victim was in stable condition as of Thursday evening.

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One of the suspects was described as a Black man between 20 and 25 years old, with blonde dreadlocks and wearing a black hoodie. He was seen armed with a semiautomatic handgun.

The second suspect was also described as a Black man between the ages of 20 and 25 and wearing dark clothing.

Before paramedics arrived at the scene of the shooting, the victim appeared to be cradling a third dog, according to ABC7, which had a helicopter at the scene.

In a tweet, Lady Gaga wrote that anyone with information on the dog's location should email KojiandGustav@gmail.com.

Police also asked that any video, photos, or tips regarding the incident be sent to safeLAtips@lapd.online.

Representatives for the singer did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.

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