ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) -- Gun violence in St. Louis lately has not just been targeted at people, but animals as well.
On Thursday, Randy Grim with Stray Rescue told News 4 that 50 percent of all animals at his shelter have sustained gunshot wounds. Earlier on Thursday, Grim tweeted "Another city dog shot by owner last night."
According to reports, three dogs in the last two days have been shot on the St. Louis city streets.
Regal, a dog who was shot Wednesday night, was rescued. Regal suffered a gunshot wound and was also found to have been tortured with cigarette burns. He is recovering.
News 4's Laura Hettiger is talking to Grim and authorities about what is being done to protect the animals. Tune in to News 4 at 5 and 6 p.m. to see Laura's report.