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Man Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A 58-year-old South Side man is hospitalized after being attacked by at least one pit bull this morning in the Englewood neighborhood.

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports it happened near 60th and Wood in the Englewood neighborhood. The Fire Department says it responded to 6017 South Wood, which is an an empty lot, where a man was attacked. There were four pit bulls at the scene, but it is unclear if all four were involved in the attack.

A neighbor on the block said an officer shot and killed one of the dogs. The Police Department says the female officer was off-duty and came to the aid of the man who suffered leg injuries.

There was blood on the sidewalk leading to a house at 6023 South Wood and there was more blood on the front steps. It is not known if that was from the victim, who was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition or from the dog shot and killed by the officer.

The other three dogs were captured by Animal Care and Control officers.