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Two injured in pit bull attack

By Heartland News

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) – Two people are injured in pit bull attack.

According to the Murphysboro Police Department a 19-year-old woman and 59-year-old Hector Cano of Murphysboro were attacked by a pit bull terrier early Sunday morning.

Police got the call to the 2100 block of Roblee Ave. at 8:30 a.m. in Murphysboro, of a woman being dragged by a pit bull on the ground.  A neighbor, Hector Cano, came to the woman's rescue by pulling the dog off of the woman.  Cano was able to hold onto the dog as it was biting him on the hand.

The 19-year-old woman was taken to St. Joseph hospital in Murphysboro for non-life threatening injuries to her feet, leg, and hand.  Police say Cano had a minor bite to the hand and did not need medical care.

The pit bull is quarantined at this time for observation.

The Murphysboro Animal Control is investigating the pit bull attack.

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