A Boston police officer shot a pit bull Thursday night in Dorchester, police said.
David Estrada, a police spokesman, said the officer fired at the dog at about 7:40 p.m. in the area of 3 Beauford Lane.
The dog was shot in the paw and was taken to Angell Animal Medical Center and is recovering.
Estrada said Thursday night that he had no reports of any other injuries or additional details about the incident.
Part of Beauford Lane, a tiny street of well-kept multifamily houses, was sealed off with police tape after the shooting, and several officers were standing in the road.
Officers also spoke to residents in the sealed-off area.
Globe correspondent Haven Orecchio-Egresitz contributed to this report. Travis Andersen can be reached at tandersen@