Clarksville police: Shooting call turns out to be dog attack

Tennessee News

Clarksville police said a call that went out as a shooting Monday afternoon actually turned out to be a dog attack.  

According to police, they responded to a shots fired call a little after noon in the 200 block of Riley Road in Clarksville.  

Officials said the person who called 911 thought someone had been shot due to the nature of the nature of the victims’ wounds.  

Police said when they arrived, they found four people outside of a trailer with dog bites.  

According to a release, the 36-year-old man who owned the dog had several wounds and was screaming in pain but was still able to tell officers that the dog was contained in the trailer.  

A second victim, a 26-year-old man, had severe bite wounds to his left arm and throat area. The third victim, a 34-year-old woman, was semi-conscious in the passenger seat of a car. The fourth victim, a 20-year-old man, was dazed and had bites on his legs.  

Police said the dog initially attacked the fourth victim and the rest were injured while trying to restrain the dog.  

Three victims were transported to Tennova Medical Center. The fourth victim refused transport.  

Animal Care and Control took the tri-colored Pitbull into custody.  

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