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Dognapping 'Devastated' Lady Gaga reportedly absent from filming after dog walker shot by pet thieves

She feels somewhat helpless because she is far away in Italy but is doing everything she can and praying for Ryan, Koji and Gustav"

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Lady Gaga’s dog walker has been shot (Ian West/PA)

Lady Gaga’s dog walker has been shot (Ian West/PA)

Lady Gaga’s dog walker has been shot (Ian West/PA)

Lady Gaga has reportedly been absent from the set of her new movie after her dog walker was shot and two of her beloved pets were stolen.

Her dog walker and friend Ryan Fischer (30) was shot four times in the chest on Wednesday night while walking the singer’s French Bulldogs Koji, Gustav, and Miss Asia.

He was ambushed outside his home on West Hollywood's Sierra Bonita Avenue by two attackers at around 9.40pm.

Two of Gaga’s dogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen while Miss Asia ran away and was later recovered by LAPD.

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Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of her dogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen during a Wednesday night robbery (Photo by Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of her dogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen during a Wednesday night robbery (Photo by Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of her dogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen during a Wednesday night robbery (Photo by Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images)

Fischer was taken to hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

However, Gaga has been left “devastated and sickened” by the incident, a source told Entertainment Tonight.

She is currently in Rome filming her new movie, Gucci, where is she playing Maurizio Gucci's ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, but was apparently absent from set yesterday and remained in her hotel room after hearing the news.

“She feels somewhat helpless because she is far away in Italy but is doing everything she can and praying for Ryan, Koji and Gustav,” the source continued.

The 34-year-old superstar is offering a reward of $500,000 (€410,000) for the safe return of her beloved pups with no questions asked, a representative said.

Former FBI Special Agent Frank Montoya Jr. warned that Gaga’s hefty reward may encourage criminals to steal more celebrity dogs and hold them for high ransoms.

He explained that capturing celebrity animals was an attractive option for opportunistic thieves.

“Paying, no questions asked, can open up a Pandora’s box of sorts. She should give the investigation a chance,” he said.

LA-based lawyer Louis Shapiro disagreed with the former FBI chief, saying that the large reward sum could be a ruse to incite the captors to confess.

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