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MPD investigating puppy shot over the weekend

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UPDATE: The Mobile Police Department (MPD) is investigating a case where a puppy was shot over the weekend. According to the Rivett family, Draka, the pit bull puppy was shot in front of their 7-year-old daughter outside their home on Reynolds Drive.

According to the family, the daughter identified the shooter as a neighborhood kid. The bullet severed Draka's artery and shattered two of the bones in her front paw.

MPD Spokeswoman Charlette Solis said, "No one has been charged yet. We are still trying to determine who is responsible for harming the dog."

Investigators are determining what type of weapon was used. 

FOX10 will bring you more details as this story develops. 

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A Mobile family is seeking justice after they said their dog was shot by a neighbor. The pit bull puppy, Draka, was shot Saturday in front of the family's home on Reynolds Road. 

According to the Rivett family, Draka was outside with their daughter when she was shot. The Rivett family said their 7-year-old daughter saw the shooter. The daughter identified the shooter as a neighborhood kid on their block. 

"Really disgusted with everything," said Teresa Thompson, the grandmother.

The daughter added, "It makes me really sad, really, really sad."

The family said the bullet severed Draka's artery and shattered two of the bones in her front paw. 

Thompson said, "A boy walked by, shot the dog that was in the neighbor's yard and just kept on going." She continued, "They (vets) picked out the shattered bones and obviously the bones will never grow back. And there is a chance that the paw will have to be amputated." 

The Rivetts notified the Mobile Police Department (MPD), but hopes more can be done. Thompson said, "I think the police department should have done a little more in questioning the neighbors." According to Thompson police told her the case is a civil matter. "As far as I know they say it's a civil matter," said Thompson.

The family said their main concern is there's a kid walking around the streets with a gun. "The child should be punished for what he done" Thompson said. 

"It could have been my 7-year-old granddaughter and not the dog" added Thompson.

FOX10 reached out to the Mobile Police Department, but have yet to receive a response. 

If you would like to help the family with Draka's medical bills you can contact Animal Hospital of Mobile at (251) 344-8878. 

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