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Off-leash dog kills leashed dog at Virginia Beach park

Posted at 10:44 AM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 10:49:43-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Police are investigating the death of a dog at a Virginia Beach park.

“Officers were dispatched to the park at 31st Street and Boardwalk for a report of a fight,” a Virginia Beach Police spokesperson said about the Sunday evening incident. “As officers arrived on scene they discovered there had not been a fight, rather, an off leash pit bull had attacked another dog that was on a leash at the park.​”

Officers followed the attacking dog and captured it near Pinewood Drive.

The attacked dog, described as a Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu mixed breed, died as a result of the attack, police said.

No people were hurt.

Police have not yet announced what charges the pit bull’s owner will face.

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