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Sunday, December 11th, 2016

POLICE, PIT BULLS, BULLETS

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From the Chicago Tribune:

A Chicago police officer who was attacked by a pit bull on the South Side this morning accidentally shot a person while the officer was trying to shoot the dog, authorities said. Around 3 a.m., two officers responded to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance in a residence near 73rd Street and Hoyne Avenue in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood, police said. One of the officers “went to shoot the pit bull, and the bullet ricocheted and hit the individual in the foot,” said police spokesman Pat Camden. The unidentified victim suffered injuries that were not life threatening, Camden said. It was not immediately known if the victim sought medical treatment. Neither officer was hurt. No charges were filed, and the dog was not removed from the home, police said.

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