Woman Riding Bicycle on Venice Boardwalk Injured by Gunfire After LAPD Shoots ‘Agitated’ Dog

Los Angeles police officers prepare to cover a dog that police killed Nov. 4, 2016 in Venice. (Credit: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

A woman riding a bicycle along the Venice boardwalk was wounded by gunfire Friday after a Los Angeles police officer fatally shot an “agitated” dog nearby, LAPD officials said.

The events leading up to the shooting began shortly before 3:30 p.m., police said, when officers on horseback stopped to talk to a group of people along the famed boardwalk near Rose Avenue.

At some point, a woman in the group “became agitated” and started yelling, Det. Meghan Aguilar said. A large dog that was with the group also appeared agitated, Aguilar said, and bit one of the officers. Police shot the dog.

The woman riding a bicycle was wounded in the leg, Aguilar said. It was not immediately clear if she was directly struck by a bullet or hit with fragments, the detective added.

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