Los Angeles, CA – Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot in the chest four times on Wednesday night by a suspect who snatched two of the entertainer’s French bulldogs and fled.
The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. on Feb. 25 when 30-year-old Ryan Fischer was walking Lady Gaga’s three dogs in West Hollywood, the Daily Mail reported.
Police said Fischer was ambushed by the gunman and shot outside his home on Sierra Bonita Avenue.
He was shot four times in the chest, according to the New York Post.
The kidnapper took two of the three dogs – Koji and Gustavo – but video from the scene showed the dog walker on the ground holding on to Miss Asia.
🚨2 of Lady Gaga‘s dogs got kidnapped yesterday.
The only one who was able to get away was Gaga‘s dog "Asia" (the middle one in the picture below). pic.twitter.com/XXUS0AZ20H
— Lady Gaga Charts (@charts_lady) February 25, 2021
Fischer was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for his gunshot wounds, the Daily Mail reported.
Los Angeles Police Department officers took custody of Miss Asia until she could be retrieved by one of Lady Gaga’s bodyguards.
Lady Gaga is in Italy and was said to be distraught about the attack on Fischer and her missing pets, the New York Post reported.
Ryan Fischer, Lady Gaga's dogwalker was shot by two men in Los Angeles on Wednesday night who stole two of Gaga's dogs, Koji and Gustavo. Asia, meanwhile, ran away and was later recovered by police. pic.twitter.com/24AKyJXpAr
— Gaga Media ▽🦄 (@GagaMediaDotNet) February 25, 2021
She has offered a $500,000 reward – no questions asked – for the return of her dogs.
Sources said that Fischer was “thankfully recovering well” from the violent attack, the New York Post reported.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that they don’t know if the shooter intentionally targeted the superstar’s pets, or if he was just after the expensive French bulldogs that are reportedly in high demand.
VIDEO: Lady Gaga’s dog Asia gets rescued by the LAPD. pic.twitter.com/NRTQV4s2je
— Little Monsters Community (@ladygaganowco) February 25, 2021
"Lady Gaga is offering $500.000 for the return of her dogs: "no questions asked". Anyone who has the dogs can use this email [email protected] to retrieve the reward." – @TMZ https://t.co/jErTYaknrD
— Gaga Now ⚡️ (@ladygaganownet) February 25, 2021
The gunman was still on the loose as of Thursday morning, TMZ reported.