Dog euthanized after being hit by bullet during shots fired incident

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — New Bedford police said Monday a dog had to be euthanized after it was hit by a bullet during a shots fired incident over the weekend.

Police responded to the area of Elm and Chancery streets at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

When officers arrived, police learned that a person shot at a home. A dog was hit by a bullet and later had to be euthanized because of its injuries.

No further information was immediately released.

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