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Dog-Walker Shoots At Bear Near MDC Reservoir

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A Metropolitan District Commission reservoir in West Hartford.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

A Metropolitan District Commission reservoir in West Hartford. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Authorities say a man fired eight shots at a bear that attacked his dog as he was walking near a reservoir in West Hartford.

West Hartford police Lt. Jeff Rose tells The Hartford Courant the man used a handgun in the shooting Monday morning on the property of the Metropolitan District Commission. Rose said investigators are still trying to piece together what happened.

The schnauzer was taken to a veterinarian and its condition was not known.

An entrance to the reservoirs to the south was closed for several hours because the bear had last been seen in the area.

Chris Stone, an official with the MDC, says guns are not permitted on its property.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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