Atlanta dog takes fatal bullet for his family
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ATLANTA (WXIA/CNN) – They say all dogs go to heaven. That will be especially true for one German Shepherd in Atlanta.
Police say the dog protected his family from gunfire.
Witnesses said the shooting began with road rage and ended with the gunman following the SUV to a strip mall on Ralph David Abernathy.
“About five minutes later, they pulled back through they just rolled right up. You know what I’m saying? They pulled the gun out and started clapping,” said one of the victims, who asked not to be identified.
The Chevy Suburban was full of children as bullets flew through the windows, leaving shattered glass inside the SUV and on the ground.
“They had hit the back of his car. Which the dog had jumped in front of the bullet I guess to save one of the children or the wife,” said the victim, who was uninjured.
It was the family’s dog could be seen in surveillance video trotting past one of the nearby shops after the shooting occurred.
“The dog took the bullet for the kids so the kids would be safe,” said one of the people who saw the scene play out.
The dog was mortally wounded in the gunfire and ran behind the building where he died.
“They were fired upon and their family was terrorized and they survived that only to find that their pet is now gone. It’s sad for the whole family, especially…………………continues on KHON2
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