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Police shoot attacking pit bull, stun another with Taser

An SPCA Cincinnati officer and two Cincinnati police officers examine the pit bull that was shot when it attacked one of the Cincinnati officers late Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW) An SPCA Cincinnati officer and two Cincinnati police officers examine the pit bull that was shot when it attacked one of the Cincinnati officers late Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW)
An SPCA officer leads a pit bull into a van. (FOX19 NOW) An SPCA officer leads a pit bull into a van. (FOX19 NOW)
Cincinnati police were called to Park Avenue in Walnut Hills for a report of someone cornered by pit bulls late Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW) Cincinnati police were called to Park Avenue in Walnut Hills for a report of someone cornered by pit bulls late Wednesday. (FOX19 NOW)
WALNUT HILLS, OH ( FOX19) -

A Cincinnati police officer shot an attacking pit bull and another officer stunned a second pit bull with a Taser in Walnut Hills late Wednesday, a police spokesman said.

The intense encounter rapidly unfolded in the 2600 block of Park Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Steve Saunders.

Officers responded to the neighborhood after receiving a report of someone being cornered by pit bulls, he said.

One of the pit bulls came at and then attacked one of the officers, who fired two close range shots at the dog, according to Saunders.

It was not immediately clear if the pit bull survived.

Another officer Tased the second pit bull from a safe distance on the other side of a fence, he said.

SPCA Cincinnati officers were able to move in then and gain control of the second pit bull.

No arrests were made, Saunders said.

Further details were not immediately available.

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