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Woman suffers potentially life-threatening injuries in pit bull attack

Pit bull attack

KSNV coverage of pit bull attack, Jan. 28, 2011.

A 55-year-old woman was at Sunrise Hospital Friday evening with potentially life-threatening injuries after the family’s 80-pound pit bull attacked her and two other people, Metro Police said.

Police said they received reports of an animal attack about 5:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of Grannis Lane, near Sahara Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

The dog bit the woman multiple times, causing serious injuries to her arm, hand, lower leg and foot, police said. The woman has lost fingers and will possibly lose a foot from bites that penetrated to the bone, police said.

At one point, a 23-year-old woman stepped in to try to stop the attack and was also bitten, police said. A man, who also suffered bite wounds, eventually shot the dog four times and killed it, police said.

All three people were transported to Sunrise Hospital, but only the 55-year-old woman suffered serious injuries, police said. The other woman will need stitches, police said.

Police said they do not know what triggered the attack.

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