SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Major Crimes detectives are investigating an armed home invasion robbery which ended in the victim's dog being shot.

At around 9 p.m. Tuesday, police were called out to the area of 400 West Park Place, near Corbin Park in North Spokane, for reports of shots being fired.

When police arrived, they found multiple shell casings and a wounded dog that was shot multiple times.

Soon after that, they found out about a home invasion that happened five blocks away on the 800 block of West Euclid Avenue.

According to the victims, two masked men with guns broke into their home and robbed them. Among the victims was a small child.

The victim's dog chased the invaders, before being shot. The dog, Guardian, was taken to a local animal emergency clinic. Initially Guardian was in serious, but stable, condition, but was released from the clinic Wednesday afternoon.

The people living in the home decided the home invasion was too much for them and have decided to move out.

The culprits' vehicle is described as an older white van with bi-fold doors on the side and no windows. There is also a faded Spokane Shock sticker on the back.

If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.