Dog shot, another escapes during attempted burglary in Norfolk

Posted at 10:42 AM, Mar 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 12:27:59-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police responded to a scene where a resident said a shooting happened Tuesday morning.

The incident happened in the 1500 block of McNeal Avenue around 9:15 a.m.

As News 3 waited for information from police we spoke to a resident who said men came up to her door and shot and killed her dog named Piggy. Police have now told us the dog was injured and taken for medical treatment.

The resident said she was also looking for another dog named Baby (pictured below) who escaped during the incident.


Police said when they arrived to the scene they spoke with a man who was not injured in the incident.

Part of McNeal Avenue was closed as police investigate.

The resident provided an update to News 3 Wednesday morning that Pig was still in the hospital. She says the gunshot went in right above his eye and is lodged between his shoulders. The other dog, Baby, is still missing.

She says if anyone would like to donate to Pig’s care they can contact Bay Beach Vet Hospital at (757) 427-3214.

This investigation is ongoing and News 3 is trying to learn more about what transpired Tuesday morning.