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The surviving pit bull/Brittany spaniel cross pup plays with Tiffany Chapman Thursday at their rural Willmar home. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar family will keep puppy that survived mass shooting


WILLMAR -- The little black and white puppy romps and chews playfully on a toy, seemingly oblivious to all that has happened in the last two weeks of her short nine-week long life.

The pit bull/Brittany spaniel cross, who has no official name but is called "Missy" or "Puppy," is the only surviving member of a litter of nine pups first dumped into a drainage ditch and then shot last Saturday by a rural Willmar man.

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