Dog killed, two men injured in South Ozone Park police-involved shooting

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Two men were inadvertently shot by police as officers attempted to break up an argument and a dog attack in South Ozone Park on Wednesday morning, according to published reports.

Officers from the 106th Precinct responded to a call of a man being attacked by a dog at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and 128th Street.

The incident reportedly started when two men got into an argument with a third individual. The two men then allegedly ordered their dog to attack the other man, who suffered several bite wounds.

When the dog turned toward the police, it was reported the officers allegedly opened fire, fatally shooting the dog.

In the gunfire, one man was hit in the leg and sustained a non-life-threatening injury. A second man was also injured.

Both men were taken to Jamaica Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.

No officers were injured in the incident and an investigation is currently underway.

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