ANDREWS, S.C. (AP) -- Georgetown County deputies say an officer shot a dog because he feared for the safety of people in Andrews.

Authorities say the officer saw about 10 children and two adults watching two pit bulls fight around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say the deputies first shouted at the dogs to stop fighting, then shocked them both with a Taser. One dog stopped fighting, but the other dog kept attacking, even after being shocked several times in the head.

Authorities say the deputies worried the dog was so aggressive it might attack a person, so an officer killed it.

Deputies say the owner of the surviving dog says he was walking his pet when it was attacked. The owner of the dog that was killed has not been found.

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