Antioch Police Kill Dog; 4 Injured in Vicious Attack

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    Chy Fisher of Antioch was attacked by two dogs on Wednesday, along with her dad and brother. They were trying to help a man out walking his dog, who was ambushed by the pair of dogs that neighbors say looked like pit bulls or pit-mixes. Christie Smith reports. (Published Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013)

    A family of three and a man walking his dog were all injured after suffering a vicious dog bite attack in Antioch that ended up with one of the animals dead and the other in quarantine.

    Chy Fisher told NBC Bay Area on Thursday that she was attacked on her arm, her leg and her thigh. Her dad was bit in the eye. And her brother bit in the arm.

    Antioch Police Kill Dog, 4 Injured in Vicious Attack

    [BAY] Antioch Police Kill Dog, 4 Injured in Vicious Attack
    One dog is shot and killed, and another is quarantined, after a late night attack in an Antioch neighborhood. Christie Smith reports. (Published Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013)

    Out of nowhere about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, two loose dogs started attacking a man by biting his neck, witnesses said.

    He had been walking his dog on a trail near the 2700 block of Larkspur Drive, she said. She and her family rushed to help, and got attacked themselves.

    Lucky for Fisher, she was able to escape without too much damage.

    "I kicked it and I ran," she said.

    After the attack, Police Lt. John Vanderklugt said an officer ended up fatally shooting one of the dogs, and another was put in quarantine.

    The breed of the animals has yet to be disclosed, but Fisher and neighbor Lynne Azevedo told NBC Bay Area that they looked like pit bull or pit bull mixes.

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    Other neighbors were frightened. They hadn't seen these dogs before.

    “Cars were honking, and there was screaming and a bunch of cop cars,” said neighbor Marie Gutierrez. “I heard gunshots. I was really scared.”

    In August, two pit bulls mauled 10-year-old Hunter Kilbourn, who was visiting friends in Antioch, and is still recovering from severe bite wounds to his face and ears. Those dogs, Duke and Jewels, were later euthanized.

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