Charlotte-Mecklenbug police on Monday shot two pit bulls that attacked two adults in West Charlotte.

Just after 1 p.m., Animal Care and Control officers were dispatched to the 100 block of John McCarroll Ave., where they found the victims suffering from dog bites.

Officers called for Medic to treat the victims and for CMPD to help locate the dogs. The animals were shot and injured after they reportedly charged at CMPD officers.

The dogs were later killed and tested for rabies.

Both victims were taken to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Friday, CMPD officers shot an injured a pit bull while attempting to serve a search warrant in the 1700 block of Taylor Avenue. Police say an occupant released two pit bulls as officers approached.

The injured pit bull was later killed. The second was seized by Animal Care and Control.

According to CMPD, dog bites are up 20.2 percent this year. In 2008, victims reported 166 incidents of dog bites, compared with 208 so far this year. Twenty-three dog bites have been reported since July 1.

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