A man walking Lady Gaga’s dogs for her was shot in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and two of her dogs were stolen, prompting the pop star to offer a $500,000 reward for their return.
The victim, identified in US media reports as Ryan Fischer, is expected to survive his injuries.
Two French bulldogs belonging to the 34-year-old singer – Koji and Gustav – were stolen. A third – Miss Asia – managed to evade capture and was recovered by police.
Mr Fischer survived the attack and is believed to be recovering well.
The singer, real name Stefani Germanotta, is understood to be offering a $500,000 (£353,000) reward to try and get her pets back.
Los Angeles Police Department said Mr Fischer was shot by a male suspect at 9.40pm local time (5.40am on Thursday in the UK). The man fled in a white vehicle, the force said.
A semi-automatic gun was used in the attack and the weapon has not yet been recovered.
Two French bulldogs were taken by the suspect, they added, and the gunman is still at large.
An LAPD spokesman said: “The investigation is still open as LAPD continue their search for the suspect or suspects.”
Lady Gaga was reportedly in Italy for filming when the attack happened. Photos from the scene published by US entertainment site TMZ show police holding a dog, though to be Miss Asia.
The star, who performed at Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, has shared pictures of herself with her pets on social media in the last few years, and as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US in March 2020 she posted to say she was “hanging at home with my dogs”.