NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A woman is in a medically-induced coma after being viciously attacked by two dogs.
On Monday night, police tell FOX 61 that 53-year-old Jocelyn Winfrey was visiting Dr. Hamilton Hicks at his home when his two pit bulls attacked.
As neighbors heard her screams, they sprang into action.
Children began throwing rocks at the dogs in an attempt to stop them, while Hicks jumped in the middle.
“We were jumping over, throwing rocks at the pit bulls as the pit bulls were just basically eating her up,” said New Haven Alderman Brian Wingate, who lives across the street from where the attack took place.
New Haven Assistant Police Chief Anthony Campbell tells FOX 61 that it is the most gruesome attack he has ever seen.
In fact, officers and children who witnessed the attacks are being offered counseling.
Winfrey was rushed to a nearby hospital and underwent several surgeries.
Officials say she had to have her leg amputated and has lost her eyes. Doctors say she is currently in a medically-induced coma and will likely have an arm amputated.
At this point, she is listed in extremely grave condition.
Hicks was arrested for possession of crack cocaine, but police say he could face additional charges related to the dog attack.
The dogs will likely be euthanized.