Screams, then gunfire as neighbor shoots attacking dogs

Posted at 7:09 PM, Dec 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-15 19:09:27-05

Chesterfield, Va. -- A Chesterfield man was rushed to the hospital, after being attacked by a dog around 9 a.m. Monday, in the 1500 block of Walnut Drive.

The attack ended with a neighbor grabbing a gun.

Neighbors said that neighborhood’s usual quietness was shattered by screams for help and multiple gunshots.

Many in the neighborhood were getting their children to the bus stop.

“I heard you know, sounded like gun shots and I told my husband, sounded like gun shots, and so anyway, I heard about three,” said Joann Nichols.

"I just jumped up because I heard a scream, immediately afterward, and all I could think of was the kids were at the bus stop and it scared me to death,” said Sherry Robertson.

Chesterfield County police said the homeowner was attacked by one of the  two dogs in his yard. Both dogs belonged to one of his relatives.

A neighbor who heard the attack shot both dogs, and killed one.The victim has serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The victim has serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is on-going.