Two young girls and a man suffered minor injuries after a pit bull attacked them Sunday afternoon in City Heights, according San Diego Animal Control officials.
The incident happened in the 4800 block of Auburn Drive near Euclid Avenue at about 11:50 a.m., said Dan Desouza with Animal Control.
A six-year-old girl was playing with the dog owner's daughter when she threw candy into the dog’s face, Desouza said. The dog then lunged up and bit her in the face and arm, he added.
The dog's owner stepped in to pull the animal off of the girl, at which point the dog bit him in the hand. It's unknown how the second girl was injured.
The dog was taken to be quarantined at the San Diego County Animal Services, Desouza said.
Further information about the attack was not immediately available.