Woman kidnapped, dog, man shot in Bridgeport

UPDATE: After this live report aired at 6:30 p.m., the dog passed away.

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) –An 18-year-old woman has been found after being kidnapped in Bridgeport at around 1 a.m. Monday.

Authorities said two men allegedly shot a man and a dog, before forcing the woman into the man’s car and commanding her to drive away from the scene. The woman, who police said was the man’s boyfriend, drove all the way to the First Connecticut Credit Union on South Turnpike Road in Wallingford.

It was there that the two suspects jumped out of the car.

The owner of the dog, named Stogie, told News 8 that she saw a flash of gunfire, heard her dog cry, and ran outside. She did not want to be identified.

“I just ran to the dog, I was so worried what happened, I wasn’t even thinking.”

The nightmare left her dog in surgery and her with $3,000 in medical bills.

“Shooting, carjacking, kidnapping, they’re obviously dangerous people that we want off the streets,” said Bridgeport police captain Roderick Porter.

The man who was shot has non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover.

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