PALMDALE (CBSLA.com) — Authorities were searching for what were described as “vicious” pit bull dogs Thursday after a woman was fatally attacked in Antelope Valley.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in Palmdale announced a search was underway along 155 Street East and Avenue S in the city of Littlerock.
The search comes after Los Angeles County Fire officials responded to a report of a female adult attacked by as many as four dogs around 9:30 a.m. near 110th Street East and Avenue S, according to Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Scott Miller.
The victim reportedly passed away while being transported to Antelope Valley Medical Center, according to L.A. County CEO Bill Fujioka.
The identity of the victim, reportedly a 63-year-old woman, was not immediately released.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the pit bulls. Residents were encouraged to stay indoors and call 911 if they spot any loose pit bulls in the area.