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.READ MORE: Protestors In Detroit Petition To Grant Immigrant Status To Haitian Migrants
She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.READ MORE: First Lady Jill Biden To Visit Royal Oak On Friday
Police are still investigating and it’s not clear if the man had a licence. The dog was able to flee the scene.MORE NEWS: Michigan Budget Boosts Child Care, Keeps Caregiver Pay Hike
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