UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. The dog has been located and suffered a gunshot wound. The dog been taken to be treated by a veterinarian.
Pittsburgh Police responded to a report of people shooting paintballs on the 200 block of Helen Way around 11:45 a.m.
When officers from Zone 3 arrived, they found evidence of a paintball shooting. The actors were not on scene when police arrived. Upon investigating, officers noticed a woman with a warrant for her arrest. She became combative with officers when they approached her. This caused the woman’s dog to become agitated and nipping at one officer. The officer fired a shot in the dog’s direction. The dog fled the area. Officers used pepper spray and the woman was detained.
Medics arrived and evaluated the woman and officers.
Animal Care & Control arrived on scene to locate the missing dog
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.