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Man killed by pit bull while trying to help dog's dying owner

WHEELING, W.Va. -- Police in West Virginia say a pit bull attacked and killed a man who was trying to help the dog's ill owner.

The incident occurred Sunday night at a home in East Wheeling.

Lt. Phil Redford says police believe the dog's owner suffered a heart attack. The other man was attacked by the dog as he tried to resuscitate the owner.

A police department news release says both people were pronounced dead at a local hospital. Their names haven't been released.

CBS affiliate WTRF reports that the pit bull was removed from the home by Ohio County Animal Control and will remain quarantined. The incident is being investigated by the Wheeling Police Department Detective Division.

This is at least the second fatal pit bull attack in less than a month. In February, a 2-year-old girl has died after being mauled by a pit bull in a Pittsburgh suburb.

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