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Chihuahua shot by teen with pellet gun, pet owner says

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ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY (CBS46) -

An Athens-Clarke County neighborhood is on edge after multiple cats were killed and a dog wounded by a teenager with a pellet gun, residents say.

Tammy Evans said her Chihuahua named "Jo Jo" was shot twice on Monday.

"The little boy came from the side of the trailer and shot him with a pellet gun," Evans said. "After he shot him, he ran back to his grandmother's house. It is real bad for me. It is awful that he is going around here shooting other people's animals."

The shooting happened at the Martha's Cabins trailer park on Danielsville Road. During the interview, the 17 year old who Evans said shot her dog came back to the area near her home. The teen was off the property of the trailer park when CBS Atlanta's Mike Paluska asked if he had shot and killed any dogs or cats.

"I didn't shoot no cats, or dogs," the teen yelled.

After denying the accusations,  Athens-Clarke County Police arrived and took a statement from Evans.

"I wish he would stop killing animals, and I wish they could do something about him," Evans said. "That is sick, it is cruelty to animals. Why would you want to hurt a puppy? A little Chihuahua doesn't bother anyone."

Evans' neighbor Becky Harris said she filed a police report a couple months ago on the teen after he shot her cat. It wasn't the first time Harris said one of her cats has been shot by the pellet gun.

"He need to be stopped. I have had six cats killed around here," Harris said.

Police said once the police report is filed a detective will follow up with Evans about her Chihuahua getting shot.

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