Police: 3 hospitalized, dog killed after family fight at Pennsylvania home

October 25th, 2017 7:36 am - updated: 1:53 pm.

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say three people have been hospitalized and a dog has been killed following a chaotic scene at a Pennsylvania home.

Authorities say the violence began Tuesday afternoon when a man entered a home in Lancaster with a sawed-off shotgun to confront his brother.

According to police, a struggle ensued between the brothers, and the wife of the brother who didn’t have the gun joined the struggle by striking the other brother in the back of his head with a small machete.

The couple’s dog broke loose during the fight and began biting all three of them. Officers arriving at the scene found everyone in a pile with the dog still biting them.

Police say they shot the dog with the owner’s permission.

All three people were hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

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