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Police shoot dog in North Aurora after animal attacks 6-year-old boy and dog owner


NORTH AURORA, Ill. (CBS) – North Aurora Police reported officers had to shoot a dog Thursday afternoon after the dog attacked a 6-year-old boy and the pet’s owner.

Police were called to the 200 block of Hidden Creek Lane in North Aurora, just off Oak Street, to an ongoing dog attack report.

When officers arrived, the dog was attacking its owner inside the house, which was locked. Firefighters helped rescue a 2-year-old boy through a window before officers were able to get inside to rescue the dog’s owner.

When the dog’s owner appeared from a street corner, covered in blood, an officer fired four shots at the dog, fearing he might attack police and firefighters, or bystanders in the neighborhood. The dog ran away and was later found alive under a bed, and taken away by an animal control officer.

Police learned that the dog had attacked a 6-year-old boy who does not live at home, and the child’s mother suffered hand injuries while releasing the boy. The dog then began to attack its owner, a man who lived at the house.

The boy and the dog’s owner were taken to hospital. According to the police, the boy was seriously injured. The state of the man was not available.


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