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Police investigating suspected dog killing

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Police said Tuesday they were looking for a Limassol man suspected of shooting two young dogs belonging to his neighbour and killing one of them.

The incident was reported by the owner of the dogs on Monday evening after he found both animals injured from what appears to be gunshots. One of them died soon after it was found by its owner.

The man, 61, who lives in a Limassol village reported to the police that earlier in the day, at around 6.15 pm, he had heard a gunshot and went outside in his yard where he saw a neighbour of his aiming at something outside on the street and shooting twice.

He said that around an hour later he found one of his dogs, a six-month-old Jack Russel, injured in his yard, and after searching for the other one, of the same age and breed, he also found it with injuries that appeared to be caused by a shotgun. A while later, at around 8pm one of the dogs died.

Police said they have collected the body of the dog for necropsy and have issued an arrest warrant for the suspect.

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