Pit Bull Fatally Shot By Officers After Attack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police were forced to shoot and kill a Pit bull after it apparently attacked a woman Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened at about 1 p.m. in the 3100 block of Morse Street in the city’s Strawberry Mansion section.

According to neighbors, a woman was pushing a shopping cart down the street when the Pit bull came out of a nearby alley and bit her in the leg.

The woman was able to seek shelter inside a neighbor’s home as the dog remained outside.

The neighbor called police and when the first officer arrived, the dog lunged at the officer and he fired at the dog.

The dog was able to escape and apparently then lunged at a second officer who fatally shot the dog.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital for treatment, but she is expected to be OK.

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  1. Trish says:

    When I hear of teenagers putting kittens in the microwave I believe it is the people whe are training these dogs to be mean. This breed is smart and will do what ever people tell it to do. That is the Pitt Bulls only flaw.

  2. LAPPDOG says:

    ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF PITBULLS BEING LABELED AS BAD. WAKE UP PEOPLE, ANY DOG CAN BE TRAINED TO ATTACK BY A BAD OWNER.

  3. bob livewell says:

    good….. good for nothing……..

  4. pat says:

    good-those dogs and their owners are just downright out of control

    1. ZZBAR says:

      Yes, good the dog was put down. If the pit-bull attacks, shoot the dog and the owner.

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