By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A WOMAN is in critical condition in hospital after she was mauled by two pit bulls she owned last Saturday on Paradise Island.
A man who was also injured during the attack was taken to hospital but treated and released a day later.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Stephen Dean said the male victim was walking near the tennis club at the One&Only Ocean Club around 4pm when he passed the woman walking her two pit bulls.
One of the pit bulls lunged at the man and attacked him. When the dog’s owner tried to intervene, both animals turned on her, The Tribune was told.
ACP Dean said bystanders attempted to get the dogs off the woman to no avail.
When officers arrived on the scene, one of the dogs was still on top of her. ACP Dean said one of the dogs even lunged at police officers and was shot and killed at the scene. The other dog was put to sleep by a veterinarian later that day.
The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for injuries to his arms and legs. The woman suffered injuries to her face, neck, arms and legs and remains in critical condition in hospital.
Neither the man nor family of the woman wished to comment when contacted by The Tribune.