INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A man has been hospitalized after he was 'viciously attacked' by two pit bulls early Thursday morning at a home in Indian Trail, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said the man was visiting a friend's home in the 6600 block of First Avenue in Indian Trail when he was viciously attacked by two pit bulls around 4:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27.
The homeowner intervened and attempted to stop the attack but was bitten on the arm. The homeowner was able to get outside the house and call 911, deputies said.
As deputies arrived on scene, they located the injured homeowner outside the house and his friend who was still inside being attacked by the two dogs.
Deputies said as they entered the home, the two dogs charged toward them. One of the dogs bit a deputy on the arm and another deputy used a Taser to create separation between the dog and the deputy. At that time, the two deputies used deadly force on both dogs to stop the attacks, according to the sheriff's office.
The two injured men were transported to CMC-Main for treatment. Deputies said the primary victim suffered extensive bites to his face and head while the homeowner suffered a bite to his left arm. The injured deputy was transported to CMC-Monroe where he was treated for a minor bite wound and then released Thursday morning.
#NEW Just spoke with the Union County Sheriff’s Office. I’m told one victim has very serious, “life altering” injuries after this mornings pit bull attack. I’m told he is lucky to be alive. Homeowner called 911 and it took deputies 5 minutes to respond. @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/eGKFdVNmCR— Brett Baldeck (@BrettFOX46) December 27, 2018
No word on what caused the attacks. This investigation is ongoing and the names of the injured parties have not been released and no charges have been filed.