Dog attack injures two in Kennewick

<p>Benton County Sheriff's Office</p>

Benton County Sheriff's Office

Two pit bulls were put down last night after they attacked a couple in Kennewick, then attempted to attack a Benton County Sheriff's Deputy.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. last night in the 1000 block of South Gum Street.

The husband and wife sustained severe injuries, although their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

While medics were attending to the two victims, the dogs returned and attacked a deputy.

The deputy shot the dogs in defense of himself and others.

Both dogs were put down as they remained agressive and could not be secured.