And this story follows along those same lines, as Seattle Police say an officer was forced to shoot a pit bull/lab mix Thursday afternoon after it bit a 12-year-old girl in the South Park neighborhood.
Police say the dog attacked the girl shortly after 3:30 p.m. yesterday near 10th Avenue South and South Henderson Street. When officers responded they encountered two dogs who had apparently gotten loose from their yard "roaming around," according to the "Blotter" blog.
When one of the dogs charged an officer, the cop opened fire - wounding the dog, but apparently not killing it.
Police say the 12-year-old girl was treated by medics at the scene.
As for the wounded dog, police say it was delivered to the Seattle Animal Shelter, while the second dog was successfully captured without shots being fired. The dogs' owner reportedly arrived on the scene during the incident, and Seattle Police say they were cited for the unfortunate situation.