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Summit County police searching for 'vicious dog' that ran away after being shot by officers

Anyone in the area that sees the white pit bull is asked to contact 911 or 330-733-1061.
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SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — The Springfield Township Police Department is searching for an injured dog that ran away after officers shot it. 

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Early Thursday morning, officers responded to a situation at a residence on Lake Road where a "vicious dog" had attacked one of its owners. 

Upon arriving, officers shot the dog two times after they could not subdue it. 

The dog, which is described as a white pit bull, immediately ran away from the officers with an injury to his face and side. 

The Springfield Township Police Department is asking residents in the area to "be cautious" if they see the dog. 

The police department also noted that "it is believed the injuries are critical in nature," according to a Facebook post.

As of 10 a.m., officials were still searching for the dog, but there had been no sightings. 

Anyone who sees the dog is asked to call 911 or 330-733-1061.

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