TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police say they received multiple calls from citizens Thursday afternoon in regards to two pit bull dogs attacking people in the park at SW 18th and Central Park.
The callers advised emergency dispatchers that at least one person received bites to the arm, foot, leg and hand. Officers were dispatched at 2:09 p.m. and arrived within a minute of being dispatched. A few minutes later an officer fired one shot from his handgun striking one of the dogs in the leg. The animal has not died from the gunshot.
Both dogs have been captured by animal control.
The Topeka Police Department say they have confirmed reports of three citizens being bit: Two adults and one juvenile. Police have an unconfirmed report of possibly another victim that left the area. Two ambulances were requested.
Police say two investigations have begun, one investigation is the review of the defensive action taken by the officer, the other investigation will be the potential criminal charges related to the vicious dogs.
Anyone with knowledge of these incidents is asked to call the Topeka Police Department at 785-368-9200, or Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.
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