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Shots fired after dog attacks officer in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- An officer in South Bend was attacked by a dog around 8:47 p.m. on Thursday and shots were fired at the scene. 

South Bend Police Department confirmed that two officers were called to a residence at the 1300 block of S 33rd Street to a report of a suspicious person.

When the owner of the home opened the door, a dog ran out and charged one of the officers.

That officer fell to the ground and the dog proceeded to bite his leg.

The second officer shot at the dog and it let go of the other officer's leg. 

The dog attacked once more and was shot or shot at again by the officer.

The officer was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

The dog was transported to an emergency veterinary hospital to be treated. 

South Bend Police Department will conduct an internal investigation to learn more about this incident. 

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