Dogs attack 2 near smoke shop in Fort Lauderdale

Animal control humanely euthanizes dog after officer shoots charging dog, police say

A dog was euthanized after a dog attack on Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Authorities are investigating an attack involving two dogs and a police shooting that followed on Tuesday in Broward County.

The dogs injured a man and a woman about 10:40 a.m., in Fort Lauderdale. A police officer who responded fired at a charging dog in self-defense, police said.

Officers used crime scene tape to surround an area in a parking lot near Sunrise Boulevard and Northwest First Avenue. A man working at a nearby tobacco shop said a woman who was bleeding rushed inside and asked him to call 911.

The tobacco shop employee said Fire Rescue personnel took the woman and the man away in ambulances. They suffered minor injuries, police said. Hours later, there was still blood near the entrance of the tobacco shop.

An animal control employee took two dogs away in a white van. Authorities later said a dog was humanely euthanized.

4 p.m. report

Two dogs attacked a man and a woman on Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale.

12 p.m. report

Authorities are investigating a dog attack that injured two people on Tuesday in Broward County.


Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Aura Martinez contributed to this report.

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