Witnesses say Los Angeles police shot and killed a dog but the bullet went through the animal and wounded a bicycle rider at Venice Beach.
Police confirm that a dog and a woman were shot shortly after 3 p.m. Friday near the famous boardwalk.
KCBS-TV says witnesses report that an argument between homeless people may have prompted a pit bull to begin acting aggressively before it was shot.
A woman told a reporter she was biking on the boardwalk when a bullet went through the dog and struck her in the leg below the knee. She was taken to a hospital but there's no word on her condition.
The station says the dog's owner remained by the side of the dead animal hours after the shooting.