Four Victims Of Pit Bull Attacks Reported In Lakeview
February 14, 2013
Three women and one boy treated at local hospitals; search currently on for the canines.
(Long Island, NY) Authorities are currently conducting a search for a pair of dogs, believed to be Pit Bulls based on reports, which attacked four people in Lakeview Tuesday, according to the Nassau County Police Department.
The dogs are described as one being brown and the other black. The descriptions of the animals by victims fit those of Pit Bulls, and the same two dogs are believed to have been involved in all four attacks.
The first attack took place when a boy, 16, was attacked at approximately 6:30 p.m. while on Cedar and Parkside Road, his left arm sustaining wounds from the dogs, according to police. A second attack occurred to a woman, 54, approximately ten minutes later on Pinebrook Avenue and Parkside Road. Her left arm also sustained wounds from the dogs, police said.
Another woman, Janelle Manning, 24, was attacked by the dogs at approximately 6:50 p.m. on the corner of Pinebrook Avenue and Tyler Road at 6:50 p.m. Manning described the incident to 1010 WINS reporter Mona Rivera.
“I’m screaming at the top of my lungs, ‘Help, help,’ and I’m screaming at the dogs ‘Get off of me, go away,’” she said. “I feel myself hitting them in their face and back, but they’re still jumping at me.”
A fourth victim, a 29 year-old woman, was attacked at 7:02 p.m. on Clinton Avenue, police said.
A teenage boy and three women suffered bite wounds to their arms, with one of the victims, the 29 year-old woman, also suffered wounds to her shoulder and face. They were all treated at local area hospitals for their injuries.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two dogs is asked to call the Fourth Precinct at (516) 573-6400.