Police in a Long Island community shot and tranquilized two pit bulls after they got out of their yard and began chasing after a group of children.
Police were called to the area of Fisher and Planders avenues in Uniondale at about 5:30 p.m. Friday when the pit bulls got out of a fenced yard, officials said. When the dogs began chasing after the responding officers, one of the officers fired a shot, which did not hit either of the dogs.
Emergency services officers were able to tranquilize the dogs using a dart, and the pit bulls were returned home, then seized by animal control.
No one was hurt in the incident.
Police in Nassau County are still searching for a pair of pit bulls in Lakeview, about five miles away from Uniondale, where four people were attacked in a five-block area within 30 minutes Tuesday.