Wilmington pit bull shot by police after attacks

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A loose pit bull attacked at least two people in Wilmington before being shot and killed by a city police officer.

The dog was running around and attacking people in the area of 10th and Bennett Sts. just before 5 p.m. Monday. New Castle County Paramedics said one victim, a 30-year-old woman was bitten in the upper arm. She was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

When police arrived, some people in the area were trying to hold down the dog. Afraid for their safety and the safety of others in the neighborhood, one of the responding Wilmington Police officers shot the dog, killing it.

The dog was turned over to Animal Control. Police say the investigation is ongoing. 

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