2 children hospitalized after being bitten by dog in Southwest Philadelphia

Two children are in the hospital after police say they were attacked by a dog in Southwest Philadelphia.

Officers responded to the 6500 block of Chester Avenue around 10:30 a.m. for a report of a vicious dog.

According to police, a dog bit two juveniles on the leg. One of the victims was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and medics also transported the second juvenile to a hospital. Police on scene tell FOX 29 both children suffered minor injuries. 

Responding officers discharged their firearms, striking and injuring the dog.

No officers were injured during the incident

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