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Pit bulls attack person, charge deputy in Wayne Co.

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The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said a person was attacked Wednesday morning by pit bulls that were loose southwest of Goldsboro.

A call was made to 911 around 6:45 a.m. to report pit bulls roaming the Mar-Mac area outside Goldsboro, the sheriff’s office said. The caller reported the dogs were attacking an animal or object, authorities said.

Animal Control was dispatched to the area at 6:50 a.m., the sheriff’s office said.

A second call was made to 911 at 6:57 a.m. reporting the dogs were attacking a person, authorities said.

Members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and emergency services were dispatched to the location of the reported attack.

Responding authorities arrived on scene at 7:06 a.m. followed by animal control at 7:10 a.m., the sheriff’s office reported.

Two pit bulls charged a deputy as he exited his vehicle. The deputy fired his gun at one of the dogs. The second attacking dog ran away when shots were fired, the sheriff’s office said.

The person attacked by the dogs was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital and the dogs were impounded by animal control.

The condition of the person attacked was not released.

Authorities are still investigating the incident.

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