Man, dog hurt in shooting outside Phoenix racetrack
Nov. 18, 2017
PHOENIX (AP) — A man and a dog are recovering after being shot outside a north Phoenix racetrack.
Phoenix police say the incident happened Friday around 3:30 p.m. near Turf Paradise at Bell Road and 7th avenue.
According to witnesses, two dogs got into a fight. This prompted the owner of one to shoot the other dog.
Police say the round ricocheted and hit the other dog owner in the foot.
The victim, who was a volunteer with a dog rescue organization, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The wounded dog is expected to make a full recovery.
The dog owner accused of firing a weapon is cooperating with authorities.
Saturday events at Turf Paradise grounds are expected to continue as planned.