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Investigators believe the woman was in a back alley doing yard work, where she was attacked by a neighbour's dogs

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Jun 05, 2022  •  17 hours ago  •  1 minute read  •  70 Comments

Back alley in the 2100 block of 15th Avenue N.W. where an 83-year-old women was attacked and killed by three dogs in Calgary on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Back alley in the 2100 block of 15th Avenue N.W. where an 83-year-old women was attacked and killed by three dogs in Calgary on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Photo by Darren Makowichuk /Postmedia

An 83-year-old woman was killed in an attack by three dogs in northwest Calgary on Sunday afternoon, city police say.

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Calgary police responded to the northwest community of Capitol Hill in the 1500 block of 21st Avenue N.W. at about 2 p.m., and found an elderly woman with serious injuries from a dog attack. Investigators believe the woman was in a back alley doing some yard work when a neighbour’s dogs escaped their yard and attacked her.

Police believe the dogs are owned by a neighbour and not the victim or victim’s family.

EMS said the woman was transported to Foothills Medical Centre in life-threatening condition. Calgary police said Sunday evening that the woman later died in hospital.

A general investigative unit is looking into the attack as the primary investigators and CPS’s homicide unit is consulting with them, Calgary police said. Officers are also working with bylaw services since animals are involved.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police said the next steps for an incident like this depend on what is uncovered in the investigation but could result in charges such as negligence causing death or a bylaw offence. The dogs could also be seized or euthanized.

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