Two dogs shot and killed, three women injured during dog fighting incident

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Police in Elizabeth were called to the scene of a dog fighting incident where three women were attacked by five fighting dogs while trying to separate them.

According to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, the incident took place on Amity St. in Elizabeth Wednesday morning.

Police said the dogs were fighting with each other, which led to the owners being attacked by the dogs.

“Three victims were transported to Trinitas Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries sustained while trying to separate the dogs,” the Prosecutor’s Office reported. “Elizabeth Police officers on scene discharged their weapons in order to stop the attack, which resulted in the death of two dogs. The investigation is currently ongoing.”

Three women were sent to the hospital. Sources identified the dogs as pit bulls.

The women’s conditions are unknown at this time.

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