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Cat injured when gunshots fired through door has died

CityNews | posted Monday, May 30th, 2016

Police say a cat which was injured after gunshots were fired through a Riverdale home has died.

Officers were called to a home at First Avenue and Logan Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Sunday after a woman arrived to find three bullet holes in the front door.

Neighbours tell CityNews they heard what could have been shots around 1:30 a.m., but believed it to be fireworks. Toronto Police say they did not receive a call at that time.

“We don’t know what time this occurred, we do know that it occurred overnight,” said Constable David Hopkinson.

“When she entered her home, she found that her cat had been shot.”

Police said the cat was taken to an emergency vet with what appeared to be a stomach wound but later succumbed to its injuries.

Hopkinson said they are not aware at this time if any other homes in the area were hit.

“I know for many people out there, their focus might be the cat but our focus is on public safety,” said Hopkinson. “Bullet holes through a front door, that’s a danger not only to her or anybody that might be in her home, but anybody that might be in the apartment adjacent. Bullet holes can go through homes, walls, those kinds of things.”

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