A Lancaster man chasing after his loose pit bull was shot in his arm and chest late Monday and airlifted to a Charlotte hospital.
Officers were called to the 200 block of North Gregory Street around 10:12 p.m. Monday after receiving reports of a shooting, said Lancaster police Capt. Scott Grant. They found Damon Lamario Robinson, 24, suffering from gunshot wounds.
Many details about the incident remain unclear. But Grant said police believe that Robinson saw several individuals behind a vacant house across the street from his home. Robinson unchained his pit bull, which ran to the vacant house with Robinson in tow.
Police said shots were fired as Robinson and his dog went behind the house. He managed to run back across the street, through his own yard and to a house on Gregory Street, where the homeowner called police.
Robinson was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where hes listed in stable condition, Grant said.
The dog wasnt injured.
Police are still investigating and the shooter has not been identified.