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Police shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked and bit two men near Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

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Police shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked and bit two men near Golden Gate Park in San Francisco late Tuesday night. Officers responded to the area of 25th Avenue and Lincoln Way at about 10:30 p.m. after receiving reports that two dogs were attacking a man, police said. The man was bit several times by a pit bull. A person nearby attempted to help the man and was also bit, according to police.

When officers arrived, they located the pit bull and fatally shot it, police said. A second dog fled the scene and was not located. The man who suffered multiple dog bites was transported to a hospital and was in stable condition as of this morning, according to police. The second victim was bit once in the leg but refused medical attention, police said. It is unknown if the pit bull had an owner. The incident remains under investigation.

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