Saturday, May 27, 2017
DETROIT MI - 2 BROTHERS WERE DROPPED OFF AT SCHOOL EARLY AND DECIDED TO WALK TO A STORE...BUT THIS IS DETROIT...THE DOG CAPITAL OF THE U.S...THEY WERE CHASED BY A DOG AND JUMPED A FENCE TO GET AWAY AND WERE THEN MAULED BY 2 PIT BULLS!
Detroit police had to kill TWO PIT BULLS Friday morning after they attacked 10- and 12-year olds walking to the store before school. The boys were taken to Children's Hospital. One was in serious condition while the other was in stable condition.
Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said the incident happened around 8:20 a.m., near Puritan on the city's west side, and the dogs had to be put down after advancing in a menacing fashion four different times.
"Early this morning, two brothers were dropped off at school by their mom down the street from where this incident happened,'' said Woody. "They decided they were going to walk to the store. As they're walking to the store, they are chased by a stray dog. They figured the only way to escape the dog is to jump into this fenced yard, which appears to be an abandoned liquor store. They are then attacked by two pit bulls that were in the yard.''
Officers arrived on the scene to find the dogs mauling the two boys. Woody said police fired shots into the ground to scare the dogs away. They run away and the officer starts moving towards the kids.
"The dogs come back and they fire a second round into the ground. The dogs run away and the officer gets to the kids," he said. "The third time, the dogs are advancing again. The officer draws his weapon and fires two rounds at each animal. Neither one goes down, but they do back off. The officer was able to get the children to the fence when the dogs started advancing for a fourth time."
After that, he said, the officer shot both dogs.