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Oelwein Police Investigate Fatal Dog Shooting 

Northeast Iowa authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a dog Friday afternoon.

The Oelwein Police Department says they were called to 28 3rd Street Northwest for a report of someone discharging a firearm and killing a canine at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Officers arrived, made the scene safe, and confirmed that a firearm had been discharged.  

Their investigation determined that the legal occupant of the property fired one round from a shotgun during the incident, fatally striking a canine that did not belong on the property. Authorities were also told that dog was reportedly actively being aggressive towards another person on the property.

This incident remains under investigation.


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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