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Dog dies after being shot with a crossbow in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Youngstown police are trying to find out who killed a dog with a crossbow last night.

Rodd Coonce says he was outside working in his yard on Madison Avenue when he heard a noise and then a loud yelp from his golden retriever. Seconds later, his dog walked up to him with a wound on the side of his body and then died soon after.

Police followed a blood trail to the next door apartment building and found a bloodied crossbow arrow.

“If there was a problem with the dog getting out of the yard; tell me, call the police, call Animal Charity, you don't shoot them with a crossbow. To me that's low life,” Coonce said.

Coonce tells 21 News his dogs have never barked at or bothered anyone in the neighborhood.

Police say they have a suspect in mind, but so far no arrests have been made.

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