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PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia police officer responding to a dog attack was shot in the leg after a bullet from another officer’s gun ricocheted off a home’s wall.

Police Commissioner Richard Ross says the pit bull was attacking an 80-year-old woman Friday afternoon when the officers responded to help.

One officer fired his gun several times inside of the north Philadelphia house and one of the bullets ricocheted, causing a superficial wound to the second officer’s leg.

Ross made the statements outside Temple University Hospital where the officer and woman were taken.

Officer Kevin Fay is in stable condition.

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The woman had major injuries to her legs and is in critical condition.

Police say the dog belonged to the woman’s granddaughter, and was killed in the ordeal.

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