Attack by 4 Pit Bulls Leaves Chicago Man in Serious Condition, Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots One Dog

| by Denise A Justin

A 58-year-old man is in serious condition after he was attacked by four Pit Bulls Saturday morning in the West Englewood neighborhood, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney said.

The Fire Department reports it responded to 6017 South Wood, which is an empty lot, where a man was attacked by the dogs about 6:50 a.m.

Police say a female officer was off-duty and came to the aid of the man, who suffered severe injuries to his leg and is hospitalized in serious condition. She shot and killed one of the dogs to stop the attack.

There was blood on the sidewalk leading to a house at 6023 South Wood and there was more blood on the front steps, CBS Chicago reports. It is not yet known if that was from the victim, who was taken to Stroger Hospital, or from the dog shot by the officer.

Animal Care and Control officers captured and impounded the other three Pit Bulls, Sweeney said.

Sources: CBS, DNA Info