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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A police officer was bit and a 9-year-old girl was viciously attacked by a dog in Kingsessing Saturday, police say. Officers arrived to the 5300 block of Hadfield Street just before 3:15 p.m.

While trying to rescue the girl, the dog reportedly bite one of the officers on the thigh. The second officer then shot the dog twice.

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The girl suffered puncture wounds to both arms and legs. She was transported to CHOP in an unknown condition.

The dog died from the gunshot injuries.

  1. Harve Morgan says:

    “The dog”? Dog is too broad a term. We have breeds of canines, how about referring to one of those. I’m quite sure someone there has a sense for what breed this one is. Don’t be afraid now, tell us what breed this ‘dog’ is.

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