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Police Officer Shoots Dog at SF Civic Center BART Station

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- A police officer shot and wounded a dog Friday afternoon at San Francisco's Civic Center BART station, according to BART officials.

The shooting happened around 1:10 p.m. as the officer was on one of the station's stairwells.

The dog, a pit bull-type dog, allegedly lunged at the officer in an aggressive manner, prompting the officer to open fire. The animal has been taken to a veterinarian for treatment.

San Francisco police initially closed Market Street between Eighth and Seventh streets but the area has since been reopened.

According to BART officials, a use of force investigation is underway and investigators are reviewing surveillance video to find out exactly what happened.

Further information was not immediately available.

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