Pit Bulls Attack Culver City Residents

Attack Took Place in San Francisco Park


Courtesy San Francisco Police Department

Police searching for dog owner in picture

Three Culver City residents were attacked by two pit bulls that also injured another dog in San Francisco on Sunday morning, police said.

The local residents -- two women, aged 43 and 18, and a 49-year-old man -- suffered bite wounds on their left hands. A 23-year-old female victim who lives in San Francisco "sustained bite wounds to her right hand," said San Francisco Police who are now seeking the two dogs and their owner/handler.

Police has not released the names of the victims.

The incident occurred just before 11:45 a.m. in Dolores Park's designated off-leash area. The male owner/handler and two dogs left the scene before police arrived. A preliminary investigation revealed that three dogs were in the designated area when two of the dogs, one brown Pit Bull and one gray Pit Bull, attacked the other dog, a Lhasa Apso named "Bloom," police said. As a result of the attack, Bloom suffered puncture wounds to her back. Members of Bloom's family attempted to separate the animals and also suffered bite wounds.

San Francisco police said the male suspect secured the pit bulls with leashes and left the scene without providing his identification information or any information regarding the dogs' vaccination records. He was last seen northbound on Noe Street. Officers searched the area but were not able to locate the suspect or the dogs.

Two ambulances and an SFFD Paramedic Captain responded to the scene and treated the victims. Three of the four victims who suffered bite wounds were transported to a hospital for treatment, and Bloom was treated by a veterinarian, police said. To help identify the suspect and locate the dogs, police have released a photo taken of the suspect and the dogs before they fled the scene.


Police are requesting anyone who has information about this case to call the department's Vicious and Dangerous dog Unit at 415-553-9182, call SFPD's 24-hour tip line at 415-575-4444 or text TIP411 and begin the text message with "SFPD." Callers may remain anonymous.


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