SFPD officers open fire on charging pit bull

A pit bull was shot in the leg by San Francisco police officers on Thursday.

A pit bull was shot in the leg by San Francisco police officers on Thursday.

A pit bull was shot by San Francisco police officers in the Sunnydale neighborhood on Thursday, police said Friday.

The officers were responding to the 100 block of Brookdale Avenue about 9:20 p.m. on a service call when a pit bull emerged from a doorway of a nearby residence and reportedly charged at the officers, police said.

The officers opened fire on the dog, striking it in the leg.

The dog was taken to Animal Care & Control to be treated for the injury, which was reportedly not life threatening.

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