Deputies: 2 dogs kill woman, injure owner

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say two dogs were shot and killed in Dillon after they had mauled a woman to death and injured their owner.

Capt. Cliff Arnette says a woman was attacked in her front yard Thursday afternoon in Dillon, a city off Interstate 95 about 100 miles northeast of Columbia.

Arnette says the dogs' owner tried to save the woman when at least 1 of the dogs attacked him. He says deputies shot the two rottweilers after the animals continued to swarm around responders trying to help the injured people.

The woman's name has not been released, and Arnette said investigators don't know why the dogs attacked her.

The owner was taken to a hospital for treatment, and Arnette did not know the extent of his injuries.

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