Man shoots dog in Magna yard

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MAGNA -- A man shot a dog that was fighting with another dog in Magna Friday night.

Police say two families share a home near 2800 South and 9000 West. They both have dogs, but the dogs don't get along.

The dogs ended up in the backyard together Friday night and started fighting. That's when one of the residents pulled a gun to stop it.

"The male that lives downstairs came out," said Lt. John Barker with Unified Police Department. "He has his concealed weapons permit and tried to protect his animal and fired some shots at the dog."

Police say the dog was hit, but is expected to survive. Both animals went to the vet to get fixed up.

Police have not made any arrests.

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