Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of her French Bulldogs were stolen during an armed robbery on Wednesday night.
TMZ reports that Lady Gaga’s dog walker was out with the singer’s three French Bulldogs in Hollywood shortly before 10:00 p.m. local time. Police say at least one gunman confronted and shot the dog walker before making off with two of the dogs — Koji and Gustav. The third dog — Asia — managed to escape and was later recovered by police.
The dog walker was hospitalized, but is expected to make a full recovery. The gunman remains at large.
Update – February 26th: Lady Gaga has issued a statement on Instagram. “My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago,” she wrote. My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness. I will pay $500,000 for their safe return. Email KojiandGustav@gmail.com to contact us. Or, if you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same.”
Gaga also thanked her assistant/dog walker, Ryan Fischer, who “risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero.”