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Dog shot, killed at N.H. rest stop

A man shot and killed a large dog at a New Hampshire rest stop on Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to free his own dog from its jaws, officials said.

The incident occurred at about 1:10 p.m. near the General Store at the Hooksett Rest Area on Interstate 93.

There, a large dog jumped out of a car window, after spotting the smaller dog passing by with its owners, New Hampshire State Police said in a statement.

After trying multiple times to free his dog, the owner shot at the attacking dog from close range and killed it, the statement said.


The man’s dog was also injured in the attack. The dog was taken to a veterinarian in the Concord, N.H. area for treatment, according to State Police.

The incident remains under investigation.

Olivia Quintana can be reached at olivia.quintana@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @oliviasquintana.