Girl attacked by pit bulls

LAS VEGAS - Police shot and killed two pit bulls Wednesday after the animals attacked a teen-ager jogging along a city street.

The 17-year-old girl was bitten on the leg by one of the dogs before she escaped. Her name was not released by authorities.

Witnesses said the dogs broke through a gate to the back yard of a house where they lived when they saw the girl jogging.

A neighbor then yelled at the dogs, who returned to the back yard.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police responding to the scene shot two of the dogs when they were attacked. A third dog was taken into custody by animal control officers.

Neighbors said they had complained previously about the dogs.

The owner of the dogs was arrested on charges of maintaining a vicious dog and possession of a stolen gun, according to Metro officer Tirso Dominguez.


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