CHICAGO (CBS) — A 57-year-old woman is killed after being attacked by a pit bull on Chicago’s far South Side.
It happened near 101st and South Calhoun around noon Saturday.READ MORE: Federal Judge Says Deadline To Ratify Equal Right Amendment 'Expired Long Ago' In Setback To Advocates' Efforts
Police said when officers arrived at the scene, the dog charged at them. Both officers fired their guns killing the dog.
The victim was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The dog bit her throughout her body, including her neck.READ MORE: At Least 22 Shot, 2 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
Police are still investigating. It’s unclear where the dog’s owner was.
CBS 2 has confirmed the woman’s name is Karen Brown. Her nickname was “Punchie.”MORE NEWS: CPS Middle School Students Returning To Classrooms Monday
According to a family member, there will be a vigil at the scene of the incident Sunday at 6:00 p.m.