7:22 AM PT -- 5/17 -- Tragic news, Hope says her dog Conan passed away on Friday evening.
"We're brokenhearted to share that Conan passed away from blood loss [Friday night]," Solo said in a statement on Saturday ... "He fought up until the very end. We're crushed"
She added, "Just a dog running through the woods, trying to make his way home. We bought 60 acres so our dogs have space to run and live their most full lives. Conan was kind and loving."
And then, she said, "As animal lovers we are struggling to make sense of anyone using their right to own guns to shoot pets of any kind."
Hope Solo claims some gun-toting maniac shot one of her dogs Wednesday night -- but the good news, the pooch survived the attack.
It all went down North Carolina, where the former Team USA soccer superstar lives with her husband, ex-NFL player Jerramy Stevens.
"Our magnificent dog Conan (brown, on the far left) is in critical condition after being shot last night," Hope says.
"It’s hard news to share, but harder to make sense of this heinous act."
"Jerramy and I are shocked and heartbroken, but we want to say thank you to Wilkes Veterinary Hospital and their staff for rushing Conan into emergency care, as well as their COVID-19 care practices."
We're reaching out to police to find out what the hell happened and if they've identified a suspect.
In the meantime, Hope is optimistic about Conan's chances -- saying, "We‘ve heard that there are developments in canine prosthetics and would love any information about getting Conan a new front leg!"
Get well, Conan!!!!
Originally published -- 5/14 2:50 PM PT