Four people were injured in what police described as a dog attack on Riley Rd. in Clarksville.
Police said officers responded to a shots fired call Monday shortly after noon at 203 Riley Road. Before officers arrived, the call was reclassified as a dog bite call. Initially, the caller believed someone had been shot due to the severity of one of the victim’s wounds.
When officers arrived on scene, they found four victims outside a trailer with dog bites of varying severity.
The male dog owner, 36, had several wounds and was screaming in pain but was able to tell officers the dog was contained inside the home.
The second victim, 26, had severe bite wounds on his left arm and throat. A 34-year-old woman who was also bitten was semi-conscious in the passenger seat of a vehicle.
The fourth victim, a 20-year-old man, was dazed and had bite wounds on his legs.
The victims told police the dog initially attacked the fourth victim and the rest were injured while attempting to contain the dog. Three victims were transported to Tennova Medical Center but the 20-year-old man refused to be transported for treatment.
Police said it is unclear why the dog attacked the victims.
Montgomery County Animal Care and Control arrived on scene and picked up the dog, which police said was a TRI-COLORED PIT BULL.