Shreveport police responded to a dog attack Monday after TWO PIT BULLS were let loose near a west Shreveport mobile home park.
The incident occurred around 4 p.m., when officers were dispatched to the Stone Gate community in the 6800 block of W. 70th Street. By the time officers arrived, five people had been bitten by one of the dogs, SPD spokesman Cpl. Breck Scott said.
Upon the arrival of the first officer, Scott said that one of the pit bulls reportedly charged the officer and a single shot was fired, killing the dog. Caddo Animal Control was called to the scene to do further analysis on the animal.
Medical personnel also responded to the scene to treat the five who were attacked. Two people, including a young child, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Though aggressive animals like pit bulls aren't allowed in the Stone Gate community, Scott said it's believed they ended up there after being freed from a nearby business where they were leashed.