A Dog Attack at a California Homeless Encampment Killed One Person and Injured Three Others, Police Said!
One person has died and at least three people have been injured in a dog attack at a Southern California homeless encampment.
According to a Tuesday press release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, investigators think a 43-year-old man was involved in “a physical confrontation” with another man at the motor home encampment near Lancaster on Tuesday when he was attacked by the dog.
The injured guy was eventually transferred to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, despite police’s assertion that the attack was unlikely to have been the cause of death.
“It does not look as though the victim perished as a consequence of the dog bite,” the LASD stated on Tuesday. His official cause of death will be determined by an autopsy.
According to CBS Los Angeles, three other persons were treated at the site for unidentified injuries.
The LASD stated in Tuesday’s announcement that the dog engaged in the incident did not appear to be wounded and was taken from the scene by L.A. County Animal Care and Control.
The image is captured on video, with a cluster of mobile homes on the beach and rubbish littering the area.
Deputies were notified to the incident on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. local time in the desert region of 20th Street West north of Avenue G. Upon their arrival, deputies discovered many persons suffering from injuries, including the 43-year-old male who was unconscious.
According to Tuesday’s announcement, police suspect the 43-year-old male “stumbled some distance away and collapsed to the ground.”
The dog allegedly attacked numerous persons after escaping from one of the surrounding mobile homes. One of the dog bite victims is said to have attempted to intercede in the physical confrontation preceding the animal assault.
The event is still under investigation. Officers have apprehended the dog’s owner, who is reportedly helping with the inquiry.
Anyone with information regarding Tuesday’s event is asked to call the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Additionally, they can contact “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or submit information using the “P3 Tips” mobile app on their smartphones.