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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