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Pit bull kills dog, injures owner in Quincy, police say

Beachgoers watched in horror as a pit bull killed another dog and injured its owner on Wollaston Beach on Wednesday evening, State Police said.

State Police responded to Quincy Shore Drive around 6:15 p.m. after receiving reports of the attack. A 44-year-old Quincy man was walking his pit bull while rollerblading on the boardwalk. His dog allegedly approached a 10-year-old mixed breed dog and his owner, an 83-year-old Ludlow man.

Witnesses told troopers that the pit bull immediately attacked and killed the other dog. The Ludlow man tried to separate the animals, and hurt his arm, State Police said.

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The pit bull’s owner was unable to stop his dog because he was on rollerblades, State Police said.

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By the time troopers arrived, the Ludlow man was being treated by EMS workers and the dog was under control. Boston Animal Control transported the pit bull to Quincy Animal Control, where it will be held for an observation period, State Police said.

State Police said the dog did not have the proper tags on at the time of the incident, and it was not registered with the city of Quincy.

The name of the pit bull’s owner was not released.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp