Police shoot 2 dogs after witnessing attack


Two loose pit bulls were shot on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon by police after police say they had attacked other dogs. According to police, one dos is dead and the other is injured and was taken to a veterinary hospital. The dogs were shot during routine patrol in the 800 block of C Street in Northeast. After investigating, police discovered that the pit bulls had previously bitten a person and attacked another dog at 10th and Maryland Avenue Northeast. The person was treated on the scene and the officers were not hurt. The dogs’ owner has been identified and an investigation is underway. Animal control will determine whether or not the dogs should have been considered dangerous and will be submitting a report to the city’s health department. There are currently no criminal consequences for dog owners whose pets are loose and attack people.





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