Updated, 9:25 p.m. Tuesday: A pit bull attacked and bit two people in the 2100 block of Springbrook North and later attempted to attack police officers at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from Sgt. Jerry Habanek.
A police officer was forced to fatally shoot the dog with a rifle as it tried to jump over the low picket fence while the Waukesha Fire Department was attending to an injured 52-year-old woman and her 39-year-old male neighbor, who also was injured by the dog, according to Habanek.
The woman was attempting to kennel one of her two dogs when the other pit bull bit her in the arm and both legs, the release states. The woman was transported to Froedtert Hospital by Flight for Life and was in stable condition. The man was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital by the Waukesha Fire Department.
Both dogs were removed by Humane Animal Welfare Society, the release states.
The investigation is ongoing.
Earlier: Limited details were available at the scene at Springbrook North a few blocks north of Racine Avenue as to why Flight for Life was called Tuesday evening.
Neighbors in the area told Waukesha Patch that the helicopter had left the area around 7:30 p.m. A woman observing the scene would not give her name but said she heard dogs barking in the yard and people yelling. The woman said she was unable to distinguish the nature of the yelling.
A van from Humane Animal Welfare Society, the Waukesha Police Department and the Waukesha Fire Department were on scene.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.