An American bulldog was shot in the shoulder Saturday in the 5700 block of Bloomfield Road between 12:40 p.m. and 12:50 p.m., according to Macon police.
A woman reported her 11-year-old son and other children were playing in the backyard when the dog escaped from the fence. Her son ran after the dog, calling him to return to the yard, according to a police report.
The boy said the dog ran at a man walking down the sidewalk and was shot. The man left before police arrived, according to the report.
The woman took the dog to an animal hospital for treatment.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.