Aurora Police update: Teen girl, dog were shot in drug deal at Target parking lot

AURORA, Colo. - Aurora police say the shooting involving a teenage girl and a dog in the parking lot of a Target store was actually a drug deal gone bad.

The shooting occurred just after 9 p.m. at the Super Target at 14200 E. Ellsworth Ave. in Aurora. That's near the Town Center at Aurora on Ellsworth and Stable.

The 16-year-old victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

The dog, Shadow Dudley, was treated for a wound to her tail at the VRCC Hospital in Englewood last night.

Investigators say a man with the girl made an arrangement with the gunman over Facebook to purchase "marijuana wax," which is another term for hash oil, said Sgt. Chris Amsler with Aurora police.

Amsler said when the two parties met in the parking lot, the gunman held the man at gunpoint and took his cash.

When the gunman drove off, the victims followed, Amsler said.

The gunman fired one round from his vehicle at the victim's vehicle and that's how the teenage girl and the dog were injured, Amsler said.

Aurora police said they are not releasing any suspect information at this time.

Dr. Megan Rector from VRCC Emergency said Shadow Dudley was not severely injured.

"We were unable to verify whether Shadow’s wound was an entry point or just a flesh wound, but she was sent home bandaged and with antibiotics," Rector said.

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