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2 Police Officers Bitten By Pit Bull In Auburn-Gresham

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Two police officers were bitten by a pit bull on this block in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago Police officers were recovering Wednesday morning, after they were bitten by a pit bull in the South Side’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

The officers attempted to stop someone on the street around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue, but the suspect fled and officers began a chase, police said.

During the chase, somebody released a bit bull that attacked the officers, police said. At least one officer then shot and killed the dog.

One officer was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

The officers’ injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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