Pit Bull Attacks Leave Elderly Man Dead

Authorities in Tennessee say two pit bull attacks left an elderly man dead and three people injured with dog bites, including two emergency workers.
Memphis Fire Department crews responded to the attack around noon Tuesday in a neighborhood near Memphis’ downtown.
Fire Battalion Chief Keith Staples says the elderly man was in cardiac arrest, suffering from severe dog bites. He died at a hospital, and it wasn’t immediately known how he died.
Staples says a woman who was bitten also was taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries. It was not immediately known how many dogs attacked them.
A paramedic and a fire lieutenant also were bitten. Both were bitten on the leg, and another had bites on his abdomen.
Two dogs that attacked them have been captured.

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  • Joy

    The owners of these dogs are responsible.They should have been under a strong confinement. This is very tragic,

    I have a stafordshire mix and he is confined in a 6 ft fenced in yard, and doesn’t run free. He gets along with everybody, doesn’t bother my other dogs or cats. If anything, my cats will attack him.

    • kat

      very tragic. free roaming dogs of any breed are a nuisance. owners probably decided they didn’t want them anymore and turned them loose. some dogs are naturally more aggressive but a lot is in how they are raised (or not raised just left to fend for themselves).

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