Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot late Wednesday and her two French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen, USA TODAY has confirmed.
Around 9:40 p.m. in Hollywood, Calif., a man in his 30s was walking three dogs when a male suspect approached the dog walker and shot him, according to Los Angeles Police Department’s Officer Drake Madison. LAPD says the suspect took two bulldogs and took off in a white vehicle, while a third dog fled the scene and was later recovered. Police say the victim is currently in critical condition.
The “A Star is Born” star, who is currently in Italy, is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her two stolen dogs, Lady Gaga’s representative Amanda Silverman confirmed to USA TODAY. Those with information can email [email protected]
The “Chromatica” singer, 34, told USA TODAY in an interview last month she shares what many people are feeling during the pandemic: “an epic sense of powerlessness over what’s happening in the world.”
“We’ve encountered a super virus that is epic in its disastrous proportions,” she said. “So that feeling of powerlessness in some ways is, I think, something that we all share.”
The pandemic has energized her in other ways, though, adding that it has “really mobilized me to work on how I can help the world.”