Dogs Involved In Deadly Attack Euthanized

UPDATE: Police say both dogs involved in the fatal attack have been euthanized.  The investigation is now closed and no charges were filed in the case.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An 86-year-old woman has died after being attacked by dogs in south Charlotte.

Dog Attack

The incident happened around 1:30pm on Luke Crossing Drive near The Arboretum Shopping Center while the woman was visiting her family. CMPD says the two dogs involved in the incident belonged to a family member.

The victim has been identified as Bessie Flowers. Her family has been notified of her death.

Animal Care & Control Officers seized the two dogs, who will be held for a 10 day quarantine and continue to be held for the investigation. The dogs are both American Pit Bull Terriers who were properly licensed and vaccinated.

Animal AC&C Officers say they responded to one previous call at this address in 2013 in reference to a complaint of two aggressive animals.

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Two dogs were removed from the home following the attack

Two dogs were removed from the home following the attack

Two dogs were removed from the home following the attack

This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.