Authorities are reportedly investigating the possibility that the shooting of Lady Gaga’s dog walker and the dognapping of two of her dogs were linked to gang activity.
Ryan Fischer was shot in the chest while walking Gaga’s three dogs, with the suspects running away with pets Koji and Gustav. They were sent back to Gaga two nights later when an unidentified woman, who had no connection to the dog thieves, found them tied to a pole.
Now, TMZ has cited sources as saying the incident may have been part of a gang initiation, as there have been similar crimes in the Los Angeles area recently.
The woman who returned the dogs has yet to receive the $ 500,000 (£ 360,000) reward offered by Gaga for the safe return of her dogs as police have yet to erase her, said another source at TMZ. Officers apparently told the singer not to pay the reward until they could determine whether or not the woman was involved in the crime. While they don’t believe she was part of the dognapping, they are trying to determine if she was involved in any other way, TMZ reported. (SVB / WNWCZM / DMC)
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