ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WPDE) — The Robeson County Sheriff said a woman was killed Monday night after a dog attack in the 2200 block of Olivet Church Road in Marietta.
Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said deputies found the woman dead outside near the roadway and two children badly hurt.
Sheriff Wilkins identified the woman as 73-year-old Esta Currier. The children have only been identified as the woman's grandchildren, and Wilkins says they are 7 and 9-years-old, respectively. They remain hospitalized at McLeod Hospital in Florence.
Brenda Walters, 56, was also injured in the incident. She is the owner of the dogs and is related to Currier, authorities say. She was treated and released from Southeastern Medical Center.
The Sheriff said four Rottweilers were shot by deputies after being approached in an aggressive manner. The dogs were taken into the custody of Robeson County Animal Control.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating, as is standard when an officers discharges their service weapon.
Editor's Note: Originally, officials said the dogs were Pit Bulls but later determined they were Rottweilers.