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HARLEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An 80-year-old South Carolina amputee in a wheelchair has died of injuries he received after he was attacked by four dogs.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s office says that Carlton Freeman of Harleyville was driving his motorized wheelchair on May 8 when the dogs attacked him. Freeman, a double leg amputee, told authorities that he was pulled from the wheelchair in the attack.

Coroner Chris Nesbit says Freeman died Sunday night of his injuries.

A police report says officers were able to capture two of the dogs – a mother and a puppy. Officers set traps for a second puppy and the fourth dog in the attack. Reports also said there were traces of blood on all four dogs.

Authorities have made no arrests in the case.

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