A loose dog led to a shooting at a southwest Houston apartment complex.

Investigators said a pit bull got out of one of the apartments on South Drive and Brooklet and started attacking a man.

It happened around 10:00pm Wednesday at the Meadows Southwest Apartments.

The man pulled out a gun and shot the dog.  The man had to be taken to the hospital because of the dog bites he suffered.

The dog was taken to a vet by its owner.

The condition of the dog has not been released.