By Jamel Major and Janice Broach
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - One person died after two pit bulls got loose and attacked several people late Tuesday morning near Poplar and Manassas.
According to witnesses, three people, including an elderly man, were attacked by pit bulls that were loose in the area. Additionally, two paramedics were attacked by the dogs when they were called to the scene to aid the victims.
"I'm very shocked," witness Lisa Stringfellow said. "I'm so nervous right now, I can hardly talk no more."
Action News 5 was on the scene just moments after the attack. Officials said William Parker and his daughter, 25-year-old Gardenia Parker, were two of the adults bitten by the animals.
"He was in pretty bad shape," said Alvin Benson, Director of Fire Services for the city of Memphis.