A Texas woman, namely Johana Villafane, died after being "attacked by her two pit bull terriers" on Saturday, March 23, authorities have confirmed.
Officers and the fire department arrived at the scene after getting calls to a veterinary facility about "reports of a woman in need of medical attention" according to a news released by Irving Police on Facebook.
Hospital staff allowed the woman to visit her dogs during the week. She was attacked by her pets while walking them in an exercise area.
Police reportedly responded at the scene at 11:45 a.m. after employees saw the victim bleeding on the ground after getting attacked by the dogs.
Fox 4 News reported that the fatal encounter took place outside the O’Connor Animal Hospital. When staff and responders tried help Johana, the pit bulls continued to act more aggressively.
Employees at the facility identified the woman as 33-year-old Johana Villafane. She was hurt badly after being attacked by the dogs.
Police said, "Due to the dogs’ continued aggression, an officer discharged his duty weapon striking and killing both dogs."
Villafane was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries but she ultimately passed away. Police said the pit bulls were shot and killed.
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