By Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A Greenville County sheriff’s deputy has shot and killed a dog that attacked two women.

Master Deputy Jonathan Smith tells local media outlets that officers got a report at around 8 a.m. Tuesday that a dog had attacked a woman.

A deputy arrived and saw a dog on a woman’s arm, which was almost severed. The deputy shot the dog, then applied a tourniquet to the woman’s upper arm and leg.

A second woman was attacked before the deputy arrived, and both were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

Smith says someone staying at the home where the women lived owned the dog.



No charges have been filed. Authorities are still investigating.

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