A pit bull attacked at least two children on a neighborhood street, wounding one, before someone fatally shot the dog Sunday afternoon, police said.
The dog got loose in the 2400 block of North Genevieve Street (map) and began attacking people about 2:40 p.m., a San Bernardino police lieutenant told NBC4.
The pit bull bit a child's thigh. Someone arrived with a gun and fatally shot the dog, the lieutenant said.
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Animal control officers were called to the scene to investigate the dog mauling. It was unclear whether anyone will face criminal charges.
The child's condition was not immediately released.
The latest pit bull mauling comes as the board of supervisors in neighboring Riverside County consider an ordinance that would require pit bull owners to spay or neuter their dogs. That action was prompted by the fatal mauling of a 2-year-old boy by a pack of pit bulls in Colton in September.
A 91-year-old woman died in February after being severely mauled by pit bulls. In August, a woman was attacked by two pit bulls in Riverside while walking her own dog.
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