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Indianapolis police fatally shoot dog that injured 4 in home

August 12, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A dog that attacked and injured a child and three adults inside an Indianapolis home was fatally shot by police officers.

Two officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the home about 5:30 a.m. Monday on reports of a dog biting several people.

Police spokeswoman Officer Genae Cook says that when the officers arrived, the dog charged them and tried to attack them as well.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the two officers then fatally shot the dog.

Cook says the three adults and a child injured in the attack were treated for dog bites at an area hospital.

Police did not identify the breed of the dog involved and did not disclose the nature or severity of the victims’ injuries.

The case remains under investigation.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

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