A 3-year-old girl and 74-year-old woman were attacked by two dogs in South Seattle Thursday night.
Seattle Police spokesman Jeff Kappel said it happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 5500 block of 17th Avenue S.
Officers said the girl had just left church with her mother and sister and were walking to their car. Two dogs, described as pit bulls, were running loose in the area. As the mother and girls tried to get away and into their car, one of the dogs allegedly jumped up and bit the 3-year-old in the face. The second dog bit her in the head, leaving two puncture wounds.
Several people in the group chased the dogs away.
About a block away, the same dogs are blamed for attacking the 74-year-old, knocking her to the ground, but not biting her. The woman hit her head on the pavement and injured her hand.
Both victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The dogs got away, despite a search by officers. Both are described as full-size pit bulls. One has a white body and black patches on its face. The other was all black with a couple of white patches on its face. Both were wearing collars.
Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Control at (206) 386-7387, then press 7.