Officer Shoots Dog After Attack In South Park Neighborhood

A Seattle police officer shot and wounded a dog in the South Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon after the dog bit a 12-year-old girl.

The dog—reportedly a pitbull/lab mix—attacked the girl near 10th Avenue S. and S. Henderson Street shortly after 3:30 pm.

After officers arrived at the scene, they found two dogs roaming around. They had apparently gotten loose from a yard in the neighborhood.

One charged one officer, who opened fire, wounding the dog.

Medics were called to the scene to treat the 12-year-old.

Officers turned the wounded dog over to the Seattle Animal Shelter, and were able to capture the second dog.

The dogs’ owner arrived on scene during the incident, and was cited.

We’ll post more information as it becomes available.