A Fresno police officer shot a charging pit bull after responding to reports that several of the dogs were attacking children in southeast Fresno Thursday morning.
The incident took place at Inyo Street and Shelly Avenue about 9 a.m., police said, after the officer located the dogs in a ponding basin.
He was preparing to contact animal control when the three animals ran at him through a hole in the fence. He shot the lead dog with a shotgun round and the other animals ran off.
Animal control rounded the other dogs up. They apparently chewed their way through a fence.
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