Cop shoots dog after dogs attack 2 near smoke shop in Broward

Authorities are investigating an attack involving two dogs and a police shooting that followed on Tuesday in Broward County.

The dogs injured a man and a woman about 10:40 a.m., in Fort Lauderdale. A police officer who responded fired at one of the dogs in self-defense, police said.

Officers used crime scene tape to surround an area in a parking lot near Sunrise Boulevard and Northwest First Avenue. A man working at a nearby tobacco shop said a woman who was bleeding rushed inside and asked him to call 911.

The tobacco shop employee said Fire Rescue personnel took the woman and the man away in ambulances. They suffered minor injuries, police said. Hours later, there was still blood near the entrance of the tobacco shop.

Authorities said one of the dogs was humanely euthanized and the other was in the custody of animal control.

12 p.m. report

Authorities are investigating a dog attack that injured two people on Tuesday in Broward County.

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Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Aura Martinez contributed to this report.

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