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Dog shot in paw by police will be OK

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.

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Estrada said Thursday night that he had no reports of any other injuries or additional ­details about the incident.

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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@
globe.com
.