4 injured in dog attacks near South LA school

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Authorities say four people were hospitalized after being attacked by a pack of dogs near a Los Angeles elementary school.

KABC-TV says five German shepherds started attacking parents and children as students were being let out from Manhattan Place Elementary School on Tuesday.

One person was taken to the hospital following the first incident, which happened around 1 p.m. Then a few hours later, KABC says, at least three more people were rushed to the hospital after being attacked in the same area.

Police Sgt. German Hurtado says officers responding to a call about a vicious dog attack cornered three of the German shepherds. The dogs were picked up by animal control authorities.

Investigators have been unable to track down the owners.

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