An 8-year-old Hamilton boy is in hospital after he was bitten by a dog near the West Harbour.
Hamilton police shot the dog as it lunged at an animal services officer yesterday afternoon at a home on Queen Street North at Barton Street West.
The boy went to Mac Kids Hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries.
A witness tells the Spectator they heard three or four shots.
The dog survived and was taken to a vet to be treated.