By Mike Dougherty
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A woman was hospitalized last night after being attacked by a dog in the city’s Fairhill neighborhood.READ MORE: Philadelphia Commerce Director Michael Rashid Resigns After He Reportedly Made Anti-Semitic Remarks, Verbally Abused His Staff
Police received numerous 9-1-1 calls with reports of a woman being attacked in the street by a large pit bull.
Chief inspector Scott Small says when police arrived, the dog was still going after the 27-year-old victim.READ MORE: Water Main Break Flooding Multiple Buildings In Society Hill Section, Officials Say
“That female actually jumped on the hood of the police car, when police arrived on the scene, in an attempt to get away from the dog. The dog continued to bite the female.”
That’s when both officers fired one shot each, saving the woman and killing the dog.
“The dog, from witnesses, was on a leash but the dog got out of the leash just prior to the attack.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Union Miss Out On Eastern Conference Championship Amid COVID Crisis
The victim is recovering from numerous bite wounds, including on her foot and arm.