Man killed by pit bull while trying to help dog's ill owner

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Posted: Mar 09, 2015 7:31 AM

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Police in West Virginia say a pit bull attacked and killed a man who was trying to help the dog's ill owner.

The incident occurred Sunday night at a home in East Wheeling.

Lt. Phil Redford says police believe the dog's owner suffered a heart attack. The other man was attacked by the dog as he tried to resuscitate the owner.

A police department news release says both people were pronounced dead at a local hospital. Their names haven't been released.

Ohio County Animal Control removed the dog from the home and placed it in quarantine.