A dog has been injured after being shot by ACT Policing following an attack of up to three people earlier this evening (Tuesday, September 10).
Around 5.55pm members from Belconnen Police Station responded to a report of a tan-coloured dog attacking a number of people in the area between Fassifern Pond and Jarramlee Pond in Dunlop.
A 17-year-old male had clothing ripped as the dog attempted to bite him while another man was bitten by the dog, drawing blood, when he went to the rescue of a woman who was ‘bailed-up’ by the attacking dog.
The Sergeant discharged his firearm, injuring the dog. The dog retreated to a nearby home where it was contained to the backyard until the owner returned home.
The dog has been taken to the vet for treatment.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]