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Roaming pack of German shepherds attacks pedestrians; 3 people hurt

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Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a pack of German shepherds attacked pedestrians in South Los Angeles.

“They were wandering the streets,” LAPD Lt. Julie Patton, who was on duty Tuesday during the attacks, said of the dogs.

Four women were attacked at or near Manhattan Place Elementary School, 1850 W. 96th St. in Gramercy Park, Patton added.

The dogs were attacking people as they exited the school, KABC-TV reported.

Firefighters received a first call on the attacks about 12:50 p.m., said Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main. A 30-year-old woman was in the school nurse’s office being treated for a bite wound when a second call came in about more victims.

Firefighters were sent a block down the street where three more women had been bit, Main said. In all, three of the four victims were taken to the hospital, where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the three German shepherds involved in the attacks were captured by authorities. It was not immediately clear if the dogs had owners, Patton said.

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Joseph.serna@latimes.com

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