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Update: 5 people arrested in Lady Gaga's 500k dog kidnapping

Lady Gaga offered $500,000 for the return of her two French bulldogs after someone stole them and shot the man who walked her dogs in Hollywood, according to two sources of the Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer. The dog walker was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, police said. Now, 5 people were arrested! Keep reading to know more about the incident!

  • Lady Gaga's dogs' names are Koji and Gustav.
  • The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said a man was shot during a robbery before 10 p.m.
  • Five people have been charged in connection to the shooting of Lady Gaga's dog walker and the theft of her animals.

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    One of those arrested was the lady who returned the singer's pets.

Lady Gaga pictured with some of her dogs in 2020. Source: @ladygaga

The sources said the pop star "is offering half-a-million dollars to anyone who has her 2 dogs, no questions asked. Anyone who has the dogs can use this email — KojiandGustav@gmail.com — to retrieve the reward."

According to Los Angeles police, the victim was walking the dogs when an unknown male shot him about 9:40 p.m. local time in the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue. The dog walker was "recovering well," according to the sources close to Gaga.

Authorities are searching for the shooter, who they said used a semiautomatic gun and sped from the scene in a white vehicle.

Lady Gaga. Source: Getty Images

The case has been assigned to the police department's robbery-homicide division.
French bulldogs are small and known for their large, bat-like ears. They are the fourth most popular dog breed in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club.

In October 2018, Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, posted a photo series of the dogs in Chia pet costumes for Halloween. She performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day.

According to The Guardian, the LAPD revealed she's in a relationship with the father of one of the suspects.

It's understood those arrested didn't know the pet belonged to Lady Gaga.

As quoted by E!, District Attorney George Gascón said in a press release: "Evidence suggests the suspects knew the great value of the breed of dogs and was the motivation for the robbery."

Source: NBC News and Spinsouthwest

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