A pit bull was shot and killed after it injured as many as four people in Bayonne this morning.
Police responded to a West 20th Street home between Kennedy Boulevard and Avenue C shortly before 8:30 a.m. for a dog attack.
According to a 25-year-old neighbor, a girl who was getting to board a school bus quickly became the target of the pit bull who ran to her and began to bite her. The dog ultimately got a hold of her head and that's when the school bus assistant, owner of the dog and the guardian of the girl struggled to pull the animal off the girl.
When the men finally managed to free the 4-year-old girl, the dog started attacking its owner, said the witness.
When police arrived, the officer shot and killed the dog.
The owner of the dog and the girl were both transported to the hospital. No information was immediately available on their conditions.
As per protocol, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the incident involving an officer using their firearm.