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Pit Bulls Shot After Attack Near Bakersfield

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BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Police have shot a pack of pit bulls that mauled two people in the backyard of a Kern County home.

The attacks occurred Thursday after a man looking for his son entered the fenced property in the Bakersfield suburb of Oildale and was confronted by three pit bulls. A neighbor heard the man scream, grabbed a shovel and rushed to the house.

The Bakersfield Californian (http://bit.ly/15e3KRI ) reports the woman was bit on the arms, legs and upper body. The man had less severe injuries. Both were expected to survive.

When deputies arrived, they found the victims on the ground. They fired six shots, killing two pit bulls. The third was euthanized.

Neighbors tell the newspaper they never had a problem before with the dogs.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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