Owners say dog was shot, killed in retaliation

After making complaints about people nearby shooting guns near their rural Rockwall County home, a family found their beloved dog shot to death.

They're now asking the city and law enforcement to step in and protect other animals.

The family of the Jindo Korean hunting dog, named Journey, says she loved long walks and was friendly with everyone.

Even though she was 15, they say Journey had a few good years left in her, but on Monday, those years were taken away by an act of cruelty.

The landscape where homeowner Tish Sorensen lives looks like quiet country roads, but she says it's now where people are shooting automatic weapons.

"The name of the street is Frontier Trail, and it's lately been known by the Rockwall Sheriff's Office as the Wild West because of the gunfire," said Sorensen.

The Sorensens say after reporting gunfire several times, they've been threatened, and on Monday night, they believe the shooters retaliated -– Journey was found shot and killed on their driveway.

While The Rockwall Sheriff's office says it's seen an increase in complaints of people shooting in the area, it's too early in the investigation to name suspects.

Journey was loved and adored by Sorenson's husband, Gary, who died 6 months ago.

For safety reasons, the family isn't taking their eyes of the rest of the animals.

"We just want to get back to a peaceful, quiet country neighborhood where people will live here and neighbors will respect each other," said Sorenson.

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