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Dog shooting in Toronto east end being investigated

Tonka the dog was shot in the Cornwall Street area on Feb. 22, 2014. TORONTO POLICE.

Toronto police are seeking the public’s help in locating the person responsible for the shooting of a dog on Saturday night.

A woman told police she was walking her 11-month-old American-English bulldog dog called Tonka in the Cornwall Street area, near Dundas and River streets, around 9 p.m. when she heard a bang and heard her dog yelp.

Several people were in the area at the time. They fled when the shot rang out, as did the suspect.

The dog received serious injuries and is under the care of a veterinarian.

Police said they are looking for a person of interest. He’s described as black, with a thin build and long braided hair. He was wearing dark clothing and a baseball hat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at (416) 222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637)