WASHINGTON (AP) —DC Police said a dog was shot while trying to save its owner from a robbery.

The Washington Post reports D.C. police say the dog was severely wounded and taken to veterinary hospital. Police say the owner was getting out of his car Friday night when a man approached and robbed him at gunpoint. Police say the dog was in the car and leapt from the vehicle when the robber attempted to flee to a getaway car.

Police say the dog was then shot from someone inside the waiting car. Police say the robber escaped in a dark red sedan. The dog’s current condition is unclear. It’s also unclear what was stolen from the man, whose identity hasn’t been released.

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