an old man California A woman was mauled to death by two dogs during her morning walk in the latest incident in a series of deadly dog attacks across the country in recent months.
Soon Han, 80, was found dead on the side of the road after taking a walk in the Baldy Mesa area of the Mojave Desert on Friday morning when she was attacked by two Dogo Argentinos, according to ABC 7.
The dogs responsible for the deadly attack have been caught after leaving their lifeless bodies on the side of the road.
The dog breed responsible for the fatal attack is among several breeds that are banned in countries such as New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Denmark, among other countries.
The dogs were eventually caught and have since been taken to a shelter pending a dangerous animal hearing, the outlet reports.
Han “sustained serious injuries during the attack and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner.
The dog’s owner was located and is cooperating with the investigation, according to authorities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Humane Society of the United States, there are about 4.7 million dog bites each year in the US. These bites result in about 16 deaths .
Dogos Argentino is a large, white, muscular breed of dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of hunting large game, including wild boar and pumas.
Breed of dog responsible for the deadly attack banned in several countries, bred to hunt pumas, wild boars
It was first bred in 1928 from the Cordoba Fighting Dog, along with a wide range of other breeds, primarily bulldogs and terriers, including the Great Dane, Dogue de Bordeaux, Pointer, and Bull-and-Terrier.
The American Kennel Club has described them as “large, powerful and athletic”.
The deadly dog attack is the third of its kind to occur in the United States in recent weeks.
Last month, an 89-year-old woman was killed by two of her family’s pit bulls in Golden, Colorado, while her 12-year-old grandson was critically injured.
The deadly dog attack is the latest in a string of such deadly incidents across the country in recent weeks.
Officers used Tasers and non-lethal shotguns in that incident in an effort to scare the canines away from her, but were unable to do so until more units arrived on scene.
Both dogs were ultimately euthanized.
Last week, two young children died when their family’s two pit bulls joined them and their mother, despite owning the dogs for eight years.
Two young boys were mauled to death by the family’s pit bulls in Shelby County, Tennessee.
The children’s mother, Kirstie Jane Bennard, 30, spent “more than 10 minutes” trying to fight off the two dogs when they suddenly attacked the 5-month-old boy and 2-year-old girl. pic.twitter.com/0U5Bh9cNQM
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Two-year-old Lilly Bennard and five-month-old Hollace died after the attack in Memphis, Tennessee.
His mother, Kirstie Bennard, 30, was left covered in bite marks with serious injuries.
Those two dogs were also euthanized, according to authorities.