East Germantown

Woman Shot as Man Fires at Dog Mauling Child in Philadelphia

The PPD did not immediately provide details on the child’s condition

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A woman was shot in the face after a bullet apparently ricocheted when a man opened fire on a “vicious” dog mauling a small child in Philadelphia.

The dog attack happened around 7:14 a.m. Friday on the 6100 block of Ogontz Avenue in the East Germantown neighborhood, the Philadelphia Police Department said. After the shooting, someone drove the 22-year-old woman to Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, where she was listed in stable condition.

The 5-year-old boy attacked by the dog was bitten in the face and legs, the PPD said. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

One dog die while another dog was taken in by the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, the PPD said.

The man who opened fire had a permit to carry and was not arrested, the department said.

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