A Lake Forest woman shot a dog after it attacked her 6-year-old daughter outside their home Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The girl and the woman's 3-year-old daughter were walking to a neighbor's house on a quiet cul-de-sac when a dog, thought to be a boxer or a pit bull mix, attacked the older girl, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino.
The unidentified woman, holding her 1-year-old daughter and accompanied by her 14-year-old son, was drawn from the house by the children's screams. Outside, they found the dog on top of the 6-year-old, biting her.
A neighbor tried to get the dog off the girl by spraying it with Windex, Amormino said. When that didn't work, the 14-year-old punched the dog until it released the child.