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LAPD Shoots At “Vicious” Pitbull

When officers arrived, a city worker had been injured by the pit bull

An LAPD officer shot at a pit bull Wednesday, after officers responded to reports of a "vicious animal" in South Los Angeles.

Officers responded to the 4700 block of Honduras Street in Central-Alameda around 9:30 a.m.

When they arrived, they found a city worker injured by a pit bull, said Liliana Preciado,  a spokeswoman for the LAPD. The worker took himself to a nearby hospital, she added.

Officers located a pit bull and fired shots at it but were unsure whether or not the dog was hit in the shooting, Preciado said.

Authorities search for the dog for several hours and were unable to locate it.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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