V.I. Police are investigating after a dog was shot with a pellet gun on St. Croix, the second such animal cruelty incident in two weeks.

The first dog, Paco, was brought to the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center on April 15, and underwent surgery to remove pellet and .45-caliber bullet fragments lodged in its body.

- Contact Suzanne Carlson at 340-714-9122 or email scarlson@dailynews.vi.