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Dog attack in Brown Deer sends two teenage girls to the hospital

Posted at 5:24 PM, Sep 29, 2016

BROWN DEER - Two teenage girls have been hospitalized after they were attacked by two dogs Thursday afternoon, according to the North Shore Fire Department.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. Thursday in a residential area near Dean Rd. and 48th St. 

The girls were taken to Children's Hospital, where they're being treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Police tell TODAY'S TMJ4 both dogs were adult pit bulls. One died at the scene after being shot by a police officer while it was attacking the girls.

The other dog was shot when it turned on the shooting officer, and has been turned over to be euthanized.

Shamara Slater lives next door and witnessed officers shoot the two dogs after they attacked Slater's neighbor.

"She came over here screaming," said Slater. "One of the girls clothes was ripped all up. They was really trying to kill her."

Cheryl Christensen lives on the next street over and says on Wednesday, one of the dogs tried to attack her while she walked her two small dogs by the home.

"I didn't know what to do I stood there and screamed," she said. "This brown dog came after us, I've never seen him before but he came out running out of a car."

A second neighbor says the same brown dog has made them nervous in the past, so they avoid walking by the home.

"It was hard to tell if he was going to be aggressive or not and our dog was really scared," said Cynthia Singer, who lives down the street.