Lady Gaga's dog-walker shot and bulldogs stolen in brutal attack
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Lady Gaga's dog-walker shot and bulldogs stolen in brutal attack

TWO of Lady Gaga's French bulldogs were stolen in a savage robbery after a gunman shot her dog-walker and made off with the singers cherished pets.

A male suspect – named in US media reports as Ryan Fischer – fired a semi-automatic handgun at the dog-walker on Wednesday night, in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The victim was taken to hospital in an unknown condition, Los Angeles police told the BBC.

Lady Gaga has since offered a handsome reward for the return of her dogs, Koji and Gustav.

A third bulldog, named Miss Asia, managed to flee the scene, and was later recovered by police.

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Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, heard about the news from across the Atlantic while in Rome, where she is currently working on a new Ridley Scott film called Gucci.

Her press representative urged anyone with information about the missing dogs to email [email protected] with "no questions asked".

LAPD confirmed that they are searching for a "possible suspect" who fled from the incident in a white vehicle from North Sierra Bonita Avenue towards Hollywood Boulevard.

At this stage, it is not clear whether Lady Gaga's dogs were specifically targeted in the brutal assault and robbery.

French Bulldogs are highly valuable breeds in the US – with healthy puppies selling for an average of $2,000 (£1.400) – and are thus prime targets for canine theft.

Exceptionally well-bred bulldogs can fetch as much as $10,000 (£7,060) on the market.

The Poker Face singer is known to be extremely protective of her dogs, who have travelled in her entourage to the American Music Awards and her 2017 Super Bowl Halftime show, among other star-studded destinations.

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Miss Asia, the lucky pup who managed to escape unharmed, even has an official Instagram account.