An Antioch man was sent to the hospital last night with a dog bite injury after an attack by two off-leash dogs. The man was walking his two dogs near the Larkspur-Bellflower Trail when the stray dogs bit him and his own two dogs. Neighbors who heard the commotion stepped outside and were also attacked by the two off-leash dogs.
Police responded to the scene and found both dogs in the vicinity. The dogs then charged at the officers, who fired at them, killing one dog and scaring off the other. The second dog eventually came back to the scene and was captured without incident.
The four victims were either treated at the scene or at a local hospital, and their injuries are not considered life-threatening. The two dogs owned by the initial victim are expected to survive.
Authorities have not released information about the breed of the stray dogs.