American singer, Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs were stolen on Wednesday night, after a gunman shot her dog-walker in Los Angeles, California.
A male suspect fired a semi-automatic handgun at the dog-walker before making off with the dogs.
Ryan Fischer was walking the superstar’s pooches, Koji, Miss Asia and Gustavo, just before 10pm on Wednesday night when the shocking incident occurred.
He was reportedly shot outside of his West Hollywood home on Sierra Bonita.
When cops got to the scene, they reportedly found the dogwalker conscious but barely breathing, and was transported to hospital in “grave” condition, officials said.
A third bulldog, named Miss Asia ran away and was later recovered by police.
Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, is currently in Rome working on a new Ridley Scott film, Gucci.
Gaga is reportedly offering a USD$ 500,000 reward for the return of her dogs with no questions asked. Her press representative asked the public to share any information on the whereabouts of the bulldogs via email [email protected]
While the Los Angeles Police Department were working on the case it is not clear whether Lady Gaga’s dogs were specifically targeted in the attack.
French Bulldogs are sought-after breeds in the US, with healthy puppies selling for an average of USD $2,000. Those with exceptional breeding history can fetch as much as USD $10,000.
Gaga is known to be extremely protective of her dogs, who have accompanied her to the American Music Awards and her 2017 Super Bowl Halftime show.
Miss Asia even has an official Instagram account.