Teen girl, dog shot after drug deal goes bad outside Target store in Aurora

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Target store near Alameda and Sable in Aurora, Colo

Target store near Alameda and Sable in Aurora, Colo

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AURORA, Colo. -- The Aurora Police Department said Wednesday the teenage girl and her dog who were shot outside a Target store on Tuesday night was actually a drug deal gone bad.

Police originally said two teenagers, one male and one female, were robbed by three to four men outside the store near Interstate 225 and East Alameda Avenue just after 9 p.m.

Police said a 20-year-old man with the girl made an arrangement over Facebook to purchase hash oil. When the three met in a parking lot near the Target, police said the gunman held the man at gunpoint and took his cash.

After the gunman drove off, the victims followed. The gunman fired at the vehicle, hitting the girl in the arm and injuring the dog.

The teenager has nonlife-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, police said.

The dog, named Shadow Dudley, was was taken to Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital  in Englewood and treated for a wound to her tail. The dog was sent home bandaged and with antibiotics and is expected to make a full recovery.

No suspect information was released by Aurora police, but police are searching for two people.

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