Dog fatally shot during burglary in N. Charleston home

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NORTH CHARLESTON , SC (WCSC) - Police are trying to determine who fatally shot a man's dog during a burglary at a home in North Charleston last week.

North Charleston Police Department officers responded to a home in the 8300 block of Wild Indigo Bluff on Wednesday to meet with the victim, a 48-year-old man. The man said he left for work just after 5 a.m. and returned around 3:30 that afternoon to find his back gate open.

The man said he walked inside and saw the back double doors to his home wide open. Those doors led outside to a screened-in porch which appeared to have been cut through, police said. The man said as he looked around the house for missing items, he noticed there was blood on the carpet in one of the rooms. That's when he found his Boxer lying behind the couch bleeding, suffering from about five gunshots.

The dog was taken to the veterinarian's office, where it was pronounced dead a short time later.

Whoever burglarized the home made off with a Playstation 3, a laptop computer, and a $2 bill. If you have any information regarding this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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