LITTLEROCK – Homicide detectives are currently at 115th Street East and Avenue S investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman.
A Hispanic female in her 60s was out for a morning walk around 9:30 a.m. when she was mauled by dogs, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Officer. She suffered severe injuries and died. The woman’s name has not been released pending next of kin notification.
A Palmdale Station alert issued early this afternoon warned residents of an “active search for vicious pit bulls” in the area of 115th Street East and Avenue S, and urged anyone who saw the dogs to call 9-1-1.
Our sources tell us at least one driver witnessed the attack and tried to intervene, but then the dogs began attacking the witness’ car.
This information is preliminary and has not been confirmed by homicide detectives. We will have more details on this story as soon as they become available.
UPDATED @ 3:30 p.m. THIS JUST IN FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL:
“At approximately 9:30 AM this morning, The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) responded to a call regarding a fatal Pit Bull attack. The victim was jogging on Avenue S, between 110th Street East and 113th Street East, when four Pit Bulls attacked her. The woman was transported to the hospital via ambulance and passed away en-route.
At this time, DACC is working with the LA County Sheriff’s Department to locate the dogs and is still investigating the incident. We will have additional details as they become available.”
UPDATED @5 p.m. SUPERVISOR ANTONOVICH OFFERS $25K REWARD:
According to a press release issued just moments ago by County Supervisor Michael Antonovich:
“Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has directed county departments to continue air and ground search for the 4 vicious pit bulls wanted in the death of a female jogger in Littlerock and offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the 4 killer pit bulls.
The attack occurred around 9:00 a.m. this morning near Avenue S, between 110th Street East and 113th Street East. Area residents are encouraged to stay indoors and call 911 if they see any loose pit bulls in the area.
Parents walking their children to and from local area schools are warned to take extra precautions and call 911 if they spot the pit bulls.”