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Lady Gaga offers $500,000 reward after dog walker shot and pets stolen

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    Two french bulldogs belonging to the 34-year-old singer - Koji and Gustav - were stolen. A third - Miss Asia - managed to evade capture and was recovered by police. Lady Gaga offers $500,000 reward after dog walker shot and pets stolen
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Two french bulldogs belonging to the 34-year-old singer - Koji and Gustav - were stolen. A third - Miss Asia - managed to evade capture and was recovered by police.

Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot as two of her french bulldogs stolen.

Dog walker is ‘recovering well’ while musician is offering a $ 500,000 reward for the return of her dogs Koji and Gustav

A man walking Lady Gaga’s dogs for her was shot in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and two of her dogs were stolen, prompting the pop star to offer a $ 500,000 reward for their return.

The victim, identified in US media reports as Ryan Fischer, is expected to survive his injuries.

Two french bulldogs belonging to the 34-year-old singer - Koji and Gustav - were stolen. A third - Miss Asia - managed to evade capture and was recovered by police.

Police were initially called to North Sierra Bonita Avenue - a street off Sunset Boulevard - at about 9.40pm on Wednesday following several 911 calls reporting a man screaming and the sound of a gunshot, Captain Steven Lurie, commanding officer of the Los Angeles police department's Hollywood division, told the Associated Press.

The dog walker tried to fight them off and was shot by one of the men wielding a semiautomatic handgun during the struggle. ABC broadcast footage that appeared to show the victim cradling a dog - thought to be Miss Asia - as he was getting treated on the pavement.

Another man is later seen removing the dog from the victim’s arms to comfort it. Having escaped the attack, Miss Asia was taken to LAPD’s headquarters and retrieved by one of the singer’s bodyguards.

It was initially believed there were two attackers, but the LAPD police said on Thursday afternoon that they were hunting for a single shooter who fled in a white vehicle. No arrests have been made.

Gaga, who is currently in Rome working on the Ridley Scott film Gucci, "is offering $ 500,000 to anyone who has her two dogs, no questions asked", a source told CNN. The source also provided an email address - KojiandGustav@gmail.com - for anyone with information to contact.