Dogs recovering after getting shot during home invasion

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Some family members were at home when it was broken into, and while they were not injured, their two dogs are recovering after they got shot during the home invasion.

The incident happened shortly before 11 am Monday in the 600 block of Mason Street in Springfield.

Police tell 2 NEWS someone broke into a home with the victim inside. The suspect took a gun that was in the house and shot two dogs before running out the back door.

The homeowner, Christ Stewart, told 2 NEWS one was shot in the paw and the other in the mouth, but both should be okay.

Stewart said his wife, who was home with their one-year-old daughter, heard multiple gunshots inside their home.

“She was so scared, she grabbed her and threw her beside the bed, she didn’t know what was going on,” said Stewart. “I mean how heartless are people? I mean you’re going to break into someone’s house for a stupid gun.”

Stewart said the only thing that was taken was one gun. One of his neighbors saw a tall man wearing all black coming out of his back door with that gun in hand, but as of now, Springfield police are still searching for a suspect.

“It had to have been someone I know,” said Stewart. “I do know that because of where the gun was, nobody would even suspect it being there.”

The woman victim told 2 NEWS she did not feel safe in the house because it smelled of gun smoke and she was concerned about her baby. The woman said the suspect kicked in back door.

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