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Intruder shoots dog in North Aurora

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A family dog who approached an intruder during a home invasion was shot Friday afternoon in North Aurora, authorities said.

Residents of a duplex on the 200 block of Laurel Drive told police they heard a knock at their door, but before they could open it, two intruders kicked the door open and displayed a gun. One of the intruders held the residents at gunpoint, and as the other went upstairs, the dog approached him and was shot three times, according to North Aurora police.

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That man came downstairs with a safe, and both left through the front door, police said. It's unknown if they fled on foot or in a vehicle.

Police were called to the scene at 1:21 p.m. for a report that a dog had been shot, and when they arrived, they discovered that a home invasion had taken place, authorities said.

The residents took the dog to a veterinarian for treatment, but the dog's condition is unknown.

One intruder is described as a black man in his 20s, with a dark complexion and readlocks down to his shoulders. The second intruder is described as a black man his 20s, with a light complexion and short black hair. Both men were seen wearing black hooded sweatshirts and black pants.

Those with information are asked to call police at (630) 897-8705, ext. 610.

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