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Police Shoot Down Pit Bull After Woman Is Attacked On Staten Island

Police blocked off the scene of a pit bull attack on Staten Island on April 6, 2013 (Credit CBS 2)

Police blocked off the scene of a pit bull attack on Staten Island on April 6, 2013 (Credit CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police shot and wounded a pit bull on Staten Island Saturday, after a woman was injured when three of the dogs got loose in a playground.

Officers were sent to Schmul Playground, at 153 Roswell Ave. in the Travis-Chelsea section of Staten Island, at 1:09 p.m. Saturday for a call of dog bites, police said.

Three pit bulls were not on leashes and a woman had been injured by the dogs, police said.

Police shot one of the pit bulls with a tranquilizing gun, while two others remained on the loose, police said.

Emergency services workers were called out to locate the other dogs, that search had been called off by Saturday evening, 1010 WINS reported.

One neighbor, Robert, said he has seen the dogs before, but never on the loose.

“Every time I come, they have a couple dogs walking around, but it’s never a danger with them. They keep their dogs walking around, but there’s never any danger with them,” he said. “They keep their dogs, I guess, contained here in the field. They don’t have them going to the basketball courts, or anywhere where there are people, besides this little area.”

Meanwhile, the woman was hospitalized for a hand bite, 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported.

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