ABSECON - Police Monday were still investigating a pit bull attack Saturday that injured one man and resulted in the death of three dogs.

About 1 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 500 block of South Shore Road, where two pit-bull terrier dogs ran in through the screen door and attacked a golden retriever inside, police said.

Louis Nell, 73, owner of the retriever, was attacked while trying to separate the three dogs, police said. He was taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for bleeding from a hand injury and chest pains. No other information on his condition was available Monday.

Police shot one of the pit bulls twice to stop the attack, police said. The two dogs had broken free from their residence on East Lee Avenue.

The retriever, Chrissy, died from injuries from the attack and was transported to the Absecon Veterinary Hospital by the owner. The second pit bull was euthanized by Animal Control due to its vicious demeanor, police said.

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