Lady Gaga’s dog walker is fighting for his life after he was shot multiple times in a violent dognapping in Hollywood near Sunset Boulevard on Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Now, the pop superstar is offering a $500,000 reward for the safe return of her stolen bulldogs with “no questions asked.”
LAPD officers were called to the scene of the violent dognapping in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue, located near the West Hollywood border, just before 9:45 p.m.
According to the LAPD, two suspects got out of a white Nissan Altima with tinted windows and one of them opened fire at the dog walker, believed to be Ryan Fischer, who has been walking Lady Gaga’s dogs for years. The two suspects then got back in the Altima with her beloved bulldogs Koji and Gustav before driving off from the scene.
The third bulldog, Miss Asia, was able to escape and was later recovered by law enforcement.
Fischer was rushed to a local hospital and was reportedly in critical condition, TMZ said.
“I haven’t heard from him yet. I heard that he was shot four times in the chest last night and I just tried to go to the hospital but they weren’t accepting visitors,” Steve, a friend of the victim told FOX 11. “He would die a take a bullet for those dogs. He loves those dogs unconditionally. He’s always with them 24/7.”
Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is currently in Italy to film a movie, TMZ reported.