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Suffolk man shoots aggressive pit bull

Friday - 9/20/2013, 8:08am  ET

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - Police say a Suffolk man shot an aggressive pit bull, which was later euthanized.

Diana Klink of the Suffolk Police Department tells WAVY ( ) that a man was playing with his two young children in his fenced-in yard Wednesday evening when two pit bulls began fighting and tried to break through the fence.

The dogs knocked a board loose in the fence and the man tried spraying the dogs away with a hose. When the pit bulls continued to act aggressively, the man shot one of them.

Klink says a police investigation determined the shooting was justified.


Information from: WAVY-TV,

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