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MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Mooresville police are investigating after one of their officers fired shots at a pit bull.

The dog s owner, John Loper, lives on Stone Ridge Lane. Officers were responding to a report of loose dogs nearby in the 900 block of West Wilson Avenue Thursday afternoon.

Police say the dog aggressively approached the offers when they got out of their car. They fired a taser, which did not hit the dog, and then called Iredell County Animal Control.

The incident occurred soon after, according to the police department, as officers looked for the owner.

The dog survived and is recovering from her wounds.

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