Two of Lady Gaga’s stolen bulldogs were found safe and handed over to police, according to officials.
The two dogs, which were stolen during an armed robbery, have “reunited” with the singer’s representatives, police said.
Lady Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot by two men who abducted the dogs in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Wednesday.
He is in hospital and his family said on Friday he was expected to recover fully.
Details of how the dogs were found are not yet clear. The Associated Press reported that the woman had taken them to the Olympic Community Police Station in LA and that the singer’s representatives had confirmed they were hers. The woman appeared to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with the robbery, a police spokesman said.
Lady Gaga had offered $500,000 (£359,000) for their safe return but it is not clear if the reward has been claimed.
‘My Heart Is Sick’
The star – whose real name is Stefani Germanotta – is currently in Rome starring in Ridley Scott’s new film, Gucci. In her first public response to the attack, Gaga wrote on Twitter on Friday: “My heart is sick.”
“I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness. I will pay $500,000 for their safe return.”
And in another Twitter post, the singer wrote: “I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life in fighting for our family. You are a hero forever.”
Gaga is known for her over-protection of her dogs, who accompanied her to the American Music Awards and her 2017 Super Bowl Halftime program.
Pictures have emerged of one of the suspects shooting at Mr Fischer before making off with the dogs, Koji and Gustav.
A third dog, named Miss Asia, escaped and was later found by police.
Violence At The Scene
The dog walker was shot in the chest, according to US media reports.
His family released a statement on Friday praising medical staff who cared for him and said they hoped he would recover fully, according to American media.
“We can’t say enough to thank all the first responders, nurses and doctors who worked tirelessly to care for Ryan,” the statement said.
“Of course, we would also like to thank Lady Gaga who showed nothing but endless love and care for Ryan and our family right from the start. Ryan loves Gustavo and Koji as much as Lady Gaga; so we join in her plea for their safe return.”
Police said the incident happened around 9.40pm on February 24, at Sierra Bonita Avenue and Sunset Boulevard.
“The suspects approached the victim in a white Nissan Altima four door. Two suspects exited the vehicle and demanded the victim turn over the dogs at gunpoint,” the LAPD said in an updated statement on Friday.
“The victim fought with the suspects and was shot once by one of the suspects. The suspects took two of the three dogs and fled the scene in the vehicle.”
The statement said “the victim is in stable condition”, and the two suspects are described as black males aged 20-25.
It is unclear whether Lady Gaga’s dogs were directly targeted in the attack.
No arrests have been made.