PORTLAND, Ore. — A horrific crime played out in a North Portland neighborhood on Friday afternoon.  Police say a German Shepherd puppy was shot and killed as it was being walked by its caretaker.

The shooter opened fired from a white sedan at North Chautauqua and Willis Boulevard around 3:30pm and took off.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that the incident might be related to a shooting with a pellet gun last week as the shooter was in a similar vehicle.

The Gun Violence Reduction Team is asking for help to identify the shooter and any surveillance photos or videos of the shooting.

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