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Broken Arrow police: Neighbor shoots dogs that attack child waiting for bus

Posted at 11:39 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 16:03:31-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow police officials say that a seven-year-old child was attacked by roaming dogs Friday morning while waiting for the bus.

The incident happened in the 1700 block of North 30th Street. BAPD PIO James Koch said three pit bull dogs broke out of a home in the area, and two of them became aggressive.

One dog bit the child and another other tried to, before a neighbor shot them both. Officials said several people in the area made efforts to free the child from the attack.

One dog died and the other was wounded and taken to a shelter where it was later euthanized due to its injuries. The third dog was surrendered by the owner and taken to the shelter as well, Koch said.

Koch said the child, who is a first grade student, was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The person who shot the dogs will not be charged. The owner of the dogs received citations of animal at large, failure to secure a vicious animal and no rabies vaccination.

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