A BOY is being questioned by police following a shocking case of animal cruelty in Sydney’s west.
Police say a pet dog was found barely alive and riddled with bullets just before 10pm on Monday night.
The dog’s distressed owners rushed their beloved pet to the local vet who found four bullets lodged in the animal’s spine, lung and rib cage.
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Sadly, veterinarians were unable to remove the projectiles without the animal dying.
Police were notified and commenced an investigation into the cruel crime.
Following inquiries, officers attended a property at Cecil Park where they spoke to a 66-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy.
Officers also seized a number of guns from the property, including an air rifled, which will undergo forensic testing.
The 14-year-old boy and 66-year-old man are still assisting police with their inquiries.