Police in Aurora say a teen and her dog were shot outside a Target on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in an apparent robbery. (7News)

Aurora police: Hash oil robbery led to shooting that wounded girl, dog

Police in Aurora say a shooting that left a 16-year-old girl wounded on Tuesday night happened after a man with her was robbed during a purported hash oil sale.

A dog with the teen girl was also struck by a bullet and wounded in the shooting, police said.

The shooting happened near a Target store at 14200 E. Ellsworth Ave. where the sale was slated to happen, according to Sgt. Chris Amsler.

Police say the man, a 20-year-old, with the girl was robbed at gunpoint of cash he planned to use to buy hash oil from a person he met through Facebook.

After being robbed, the teen and 20-year-old man followed a vehicle leaving the area with the person who robbed them. A bullet was fired from the fleeing vehicle, striking the girl in the arm, Amsler said.

Officials say the girl and dog are expected to survive.

Police said on Tuesday they were on the lookout for three to four male suspects who left the scene in a white, older model car.

Amsler said further suspect information was not available on Wednesday.

Officials said it wasn’t immediately clear what the relationship was between the 20-year-old man who was robbed and the 16-year-old girl. Police did not release either of their identities.

The dog, Shadow Dudley, was treated for a wound to her tail at the VRCC Hospital in Englewood Tuesday night, according to 7News.

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