02/25/2014 11:34 EST | Updated 04/27/2014 05:59 EDT

Dog wounded in Toronto shooting

A shooting has left a dog wounded and Toronto police want to find out who is responsible.

Police say that a woman was walking her dog on Cornwall Street, near Dundas and River streets, on Saturday night, when she heard a loud bang.

Then she heard her dog yelp.

Police say several people fled the area in the aftermath of the shooting, which left the dog with serious injuries.

A person of interest was among the people who fled the scene.

Police say the person of interest is described as a thin, black male with long-braided hair. He was wearing a baseball hat and dark clothing at the time of the incident.

Police ask anyone with information to call 416-808-5100. Information can be passed on anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

According to preliminary statistics posted on the police website, investigators are aware of 22 shooting occurrences in Toronto since the start of this year.