A 76-year-old woman is in critical condition after being mauled by three pit bulls, officials say.
According to Dallas police, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Friday near Coleshire Drive and Starkey Street.
The woman was rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition as of Friday afternoon.
“Something told us go check.” A woman attacked by three pit-bulls in Dallas is in critical condition. This man says he tried to run the dogs over to get them away from her. He says “for a fact” she would be dead now if he didn’t arrive. Says chunks of her body are gone. @FOX4 pic.twitter.com/x1fAYiRz3c— David Sentendrey (@DavidSFOX4) November 15, 2019
Authorities say the owner of the dogs will be issued a citation by Animal Control and referred to a grand jury.
The three pit bulls remain in possession of Animal Control.
Detectives did not release details about events leading up to the attack.
The City of Dallas released a statement about the attack early Friday night:
On November 15, 2019, Dallas Animal Services (DAS) responded to a request for assistance from the Dallas Police Department (DPD) at Coleshire Drive and Starkey Street. Upon arrival, the DAS Loose Dog Operations Team secured and impounded three loose dogs suspected of attacking a female. The dogs were immediately transported to Dallas Animal Services. DAS believes that the dogs are owned.
DPD is the lead on this investigation. DAS is unable to release any additional information.