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Dog Shot During Home Invasion In Tacony

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Police say an apparent home invasion and attempted robbery in northeast Philadelphia ended with the death of the resident’s dog.

A police spokeswoman said 15th District officers were called to a home in the 4100 block of Greeby Street in the Tacony neighborhood shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday.

The resident told them that three or four men, one of them armed, had entered the home demanding money.

Police said the men left without taking anything, but shot the dog before fleeing on foot.

Authorities said the dog was shot in the right eye and was taken to a veterinarian but had to be euthanized.

One person was hit by one of the gunman and was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

The incident is among a string of home invasions in northeast Philadelphia over the weekend. Also on Sunday morning, four men broke into a home in the 1300 block of Friendship Street in Oxford Circle and ransacked the place for money.

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On Saturday morning, police were called to a home on Longshore Avenue where the homeowner was held at gunpoint, while the home was ransacked. Police also responded to a home invasion on Wingohocking Street in Hunting Park on Saturday. It’s uncertain if they are related.

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