Detroit Police, Pit bulls, Fatal Shooting, Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) — A woman is dead after she was shot while being mauled by a pit bull this evening.

It all happened on Goodwin Street — near Holbrook Avenue and I-75 — just before 7 p.m. The 53-year-old woman was outside when an unknown pit bull came up and started attacking her. A neighbor came outside and tried to shoot the animal but instead hit the woman in the hip.

She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police are still investigating and it’s not clear if the man had a licence. The dog was able to flee the scene.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBS Detroit for more updates as they become available.

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