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Oklahoma man who shot attacking pit bull saved lives, police say

BY AMANDA BLAND, TULSA WORLD Modified: March 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm •  Published: March 20, 2013
Tulsa police credit a man who distracted and shot a dog that brutally attacked two women Tuesday morning with saving their lives.

The women suffered "extensive dog bite wounds to their faces, arms and legs" and were transported by EMSA to St. John Medical Center, Officer Leland Ashley said. One of the victims, Irene Parker, 78, underwent extensive surgery that took four hours.

The other victim was a 43-year-old woman whose name has not been released. Both women were in critical condition Tuesday night.

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