Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Calgary police say three dogs attacked, killed elderly woman on Capitol Hill

Investigators believe the woman was doing yard work in a back street where she was attacked by a neighbor’s dogs

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An 83-year-old woman was killed in an attack by three dogs in northwest Calgary on Sunday afternoon, city police said.

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Calgary police responded to the community northwest of Capitol Hill in the 1500 block of 21st Avenue NW around 2 p.m., and found an elderly woman seriously injured by a dog attack. Investigators believe the woman was doing some yard work in a back street when a neighbor’s dog ran from their yard and attacked her.

Police believe the dogs are owned by a neighbor and not the victim or the victim’s family.

EMS said the woman was taken to Foothills Medical Center in a life-threatening condition. Calgary police said on Sunday evening that the woman later died in hospital.

Calgary Police said a General Investigations Unit is investigating the attack as the Primary Investigator and the CPS’s Murder Unit are consulting with them. Officers have also been working with bylaw services since the animal was involved.

The investigation continues.

Police said the next steps for such an incident depend on what the investigation uncovered, but could result in charges such as death by negligence or a sub-crime. Dogs can also be confiscated or euthanized.

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