Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot in the chest four times in Los Angeles Wednesday night by gunmen who stole two of the superstar’s beloved bulldogs, according to reports.
Ryan Fischer was ambushed in West Hollywood as he walked Gaga’s dogs Koji, Miss Asia and Gustavo at around 10 p.m., according to DailyMail.com and TMZ.
He was reportedly in “grave” condition in a hospital, while Koji and Gustavo were stolen, the Mail said.
Video at the scene showed a man on the ground still clinging to one dog, which the Mail said was Miss Asia. The victim appeared to be alert and talking to officers, KABC said.
Gaga’s bodyguard was later seen picking up the pooch, TMZ said.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that it was not clear if the thieves knew the dogs belonged to Gaga, saying French Bulldogs are often targeted because they are in high demand.
The LAPD confirmed the shooting but said it was too early to know “if it was a robbery” or if anything else was taken. A spokesman said the victim was taken to a local hospital in an unknown condition.
The suspects took off in a white vehicle and are still on the loose, the spokesman said.
Representatives for Gaga did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The star is currently in Italy, according to the Mail.