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SCRAPS says a pitbull was shot and killed by Spokane County deputies Wednesday night in north Spokane (PHOTO From KHQ Viewer sent into pix@khq.com) SCRAPS says a pitbull was shot and killed by Spokane County deputies Wednesday night in north Spokane (PHOTO From KHQ Viewer sent into pix@khq.com)
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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - SCRAPS has confirmed with KHQ that a dog was shot and killed by law enforcement Wednesday evening in north Spokane near Atlantic and Lyons. 

Nancy Hill with SCRAPS said her officers responded to the area for a complaint of a dog that had bit its owner and was acting out of control. Multiple people tried to get the dog under control, and 5 people ended up being bit by the dog. Multiple people ended up going to the hospital, and will most likely need stitches. 

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The dog was removed by SCRAPS and will be sent to the lab to be tested for rabies. 

Hill identified the dog as a pitbull. 
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