Pit bull terrier shot by Irish police after two injured

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Gardaí were called to a house in Cork city on Thursday evening following reports the dog was attacking residents [PA Media]

A pit bull terrier has been shot by armed gardaí (Irish police) in County Cork on Thursday evening.

Gardaí arrived to a house in Ballyphehane, Cork City at 17:20 local time, following reports the dog was attacking residents.

A man and a woman, who were both injured by the dog, were taken to Cork University Hospital for medical assessment and treatment.

A gardaí spokesperson said that officers "engaged with the owner of the dog, and after failed attempts to sedate the animal, it was shot by the armed response unit and euthanized by the vet".