LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A dog that Los Angeles police said bit a man on the face was shot and killed by an officer in downtown L.A. Wednesday afternoon.

Officers responded to the area of 6th and Crocker streets around 4 p.m. An officer shot at the dog after the animal bit the victim on the face and hands, police said.

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The victim’s condition is unknown at this time.

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SKY9 was over the scene, where traffic is being redirected as authorities investigate.

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