Three pit bulls attacked two children and an adult Monday in Killeen, police said.
Officers responded to a 911 call about a dog bite at Cody Poe Road and Armadillo Drive about 4 p.m., a news release stated. When officers arrived, witnesses said they saw three pit bulls attack a 12-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and a 26-year-old woman who tried to help the children get away from the dogs.
Officers found the three victims and the aggressive dogs by Cody Poe Road and used deadly force to stop the attack. All of the victims suffered multiple puncture wounds, police said.
The 12-year-old was transported to Scott & White Children’s Hospital in Temple in stable condition. The other victims were transported to Metroplex Hospital in Killeen in stable condition.
Killeen Animal Control took custody of the injured dog, but the other two pit bulls ran when the shots were fired and were still at large Monday night, police said.
Killeen police are investigating the incident. They did not release the victims’ names.
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