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Police Shot Three Pit Bulls That Were Attacking A Man Downtown, Killing Two Of The Dogs

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LAPD officers shot three pit bulls that were attacking a man in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning, killing two of the dogs.

LAPD Officer Irma Mota told LAist that officers received a radio call at approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning. Police discovered a man being attacked by multiple dogs near the intersection of 5th Street and Stanford Avenue in the Skid Row neighborhood of downtown. The officers shot the dogs "for the preservation of the life of the victim," according to Mota. Two of the dogs died at the scene and the third was transferred for medical care.

The human victim, a white man in his fifties who was reportedly walking his small dog at the time of the attack, was transferred to a local hospital with multiple dog bites, according to authorities. His condition remains unknown, according to ABC 7.