5 minors and 2 adults attacked by dogs in Atlantic City NJ
Seven people, including five minors between the ages of 10 and 17, are recovering after being bitten by a pair of dogs in Atlantic City on Tuesday afternoon.
The Atlantic City Police Department said the incident happened just before 3:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of Baltic Avenue.
A preliminary investigation determined that two minors were walking their dogs in a fenced area when those dogs encountered a third dog.
The dogs became aggressive towards each other, prompting them to break free from the juveniles.
Without warning, it appears the dogs then turned on the juveniles and began attacking them.
Other people tried to help the children who were attacked, but they too were bitten.
In total, two adults, aged 37 and 62, and five minors, aged 10, 13, 13, 15 and 17, were bitten by the dogs.
All seven victims were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division for treatment of serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The dogs were eventually contained and remain in the custody of animal control pending the outcome of the investigation.
Video posted to Scan AtlanticCity’s Facebook page allegedly shows the attack (warning: the video may be graphic for some).
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