One woman dead, two children badly injured following pit bull attack

Posted at 7:09 PM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 20:09:02-05

By Brad Dickerson 

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – An elderly female was killed and two children were badly injured as the result of a pit bull attack in Robeson County, according to Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

The sheriff said deputies received a call around 4:30 p.m. Monday of a pit bull attack taking place in the 2200 block of Olivet Church Road in the Marietta community.

When deputies arrived, they found the female dead near the roadway and the two injured children, according to Wilkins. He added several pit bulls were shot by the deputies after they came under attack while trying to render aid.

Wilkins didn’t have the exact number, but said at least four pit bulls were shot.

According to the sheriff, several residents were protecting the children from the animals as best as they could until deputies arrived. Both victims were airlifted to McLeod Hospital, Wilkins added.

Robeson County Animal Control and the State Bureau of Investigation has been called to the scene.

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