Jan 10, 2014 10:54 PM by KATC
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says a woman is in the hospital after being attacked by dogs.
Deputies say it happened Friday evening at a business on Main Street in Lake Charles. Authorities say when they arrived on scene they found a woman lying inside the fence of the business. Investigators say it appears she was mauled by three pit bulls who were watchdogs for the business.
Deputies say when they jumped over the fence to help the woman, they were threatened by the dogs causing one of the deputies to fire at them, grazing one of the dogs. All three dogs then ran into the business.
Deputies are now trying to determine how the woman got inside of the fence and why she was there. The woman, who has not been identified, was taken to an area hospital then airlifted to a Houston hospital because to the severity of her injuries.