Pit bull kills woman, injures another


COOLEEMEE (AP) — Authorities in Davie County say a woman is dead and another woman injured and hospitalized after they were attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull in Davie County.

The Davie County Sheriff’s Office says in a statement that 48-year-old Cathy Wheatcraft was found dead just after 7 p.m. Monday on a road near Cooleemee. Investigators say 31-year-old Sheena Truesdale is hospitalized in stable condition.

Officials think the dog escaped through a window before the attack and while its owner wasn’t at home. They say the woman was being attacked by the time deputies arrived on the scene.

A Cooleemee police officer shot the dog twice, killing it.

So far, no charges have been filed. An investigation into the attack is continuing.

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