New Mexico woman killed in attack by 4 dogs

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico authorities say a woman from Truth or Consequences has died after she was attacked by four pit bull mix dogs while out for a walk.

Police say 48-year-old Margaret Salcedo was out walking Sunday afternoon when the dogs mauled her for several minutes.

A witness tells KOB-TV she heard the commotion and immediately called 911.

The police chief says an officer quickly arrived on scene and shot into the air to scare the dogs, and when 1 of the animals charged at the officer he shot and killed it. The other dogs then ran off.

Police say the dogs likely got loose from a nearby home. KOB reports the district attorney is deciding whether to file charges against the owners.

Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com