4 dogs attack elderly couple in Modesto home

Oct 15, 2014 11:03 AM by News Staff

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - An elderly couple is in critical condition after being mauled by four pit bulls at a home in Central California.

Modesto Sheriff Adam Christianson says deputies who arrived at the house Tuesday night found the four dogs attacking an elderly man in the front yard.

He tells the Modesto Bee the deputies found an elderly woman critically injured from dog bites inside the house.

Christianson says deputies shot and killed the animals.

Investigators are working to determine what happened and who owned the dogs. Christianson says the animals didn't belong to the victims, who he didn't identify.

He says the owner or owners could be civilly and criminally liable for the dogs' actions.


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