A police officer was forced to open fire on a dog that attacked two women on a Ridgewood street over the weekend, law enforcement agents said.
According to police, the two female victims were walking the pit bull along Wyckoff Avenue and Weirfield Street at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, when the dog suddenly turned on its walker and attacked her.
The second victim tried to stop the dog from biting her friend, but was then attacked herself, cops said.
An officer from the 104th Precinct happened to be in the area and saw the attack in progress and rushed into action. Authorities said that the officer discharged one round from his firearm, striking the dog and killing it at the scene.
The two victims were taken to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
An investigation is ongoing.