CHICAGO (CBS) — A vigil will be held Sunday night on Chicago’s South Side for a woman killed by a pit bull.
57-year-old Karen Brown was attacked by the dog near 101st and Calhoun. It happened around 12:00 Saturday afternoon.READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
Responding officers said the dog charged at them. They both fired their guns killing the animal.
Brown was pronounced dead at a hospital. She had dog bites all over her body including her neck.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cool Changes
Her niece expressed profound grief.
“If you own a dog, my cry is please do not let your dog harm a human being. She lost her life because of a pit bull,” said Laniece Jones, Brown’s neice.MORE NEWS: North Side Condo Building Residents Alarmed By Mail Thefts Apparently Committed Using A Master Key
Police are trying to determine if it was a stray dog. The vigil will be at the scene of the attack.