- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 9-year-old Anchorage girl is hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after she was attacked by a pit bull.

Police were notified early Friday afternoon about the east Anchorage attack. Police say a 13-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl were home alone with the dog at the Glencaren Trailer Park when the dog ran outside after being startled by the girl slamming the front door.

Police say the dog ran about 30 yards to a playground and latched onto the 9-year-old girl’s head, and wouldn’t let go after a man hit it with a crowbar several times and someone else pepper-sprayed it. Police say the dog let go after an adult fired his gun at its head.

No one has been arrested. Police say animal control officials have the dog, which will be treated medically. Police say the dog’s fate has not been determined.

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