Hanoi police shot a buffalo dead on Thursday after the animal ran amok and injured an elderly couple, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reported.
At around 6:45 on the morning of the incident, a buffalo charged through Van Nghe Commune, Kim Dong District in Hung Yen Province and gored Nguyen Van Phuong, 75, and his wife Pham Thi Hue, 77.
The couple was rushed to a hospital where Phuong was treated for injuries to his right thigh and Hue was treated for lacerations on her abdomen.
The buffalo proceeded to Chuyen My Commune, Phu Xuyen District in Hanoi where police chased it down and shot it dead.
The police said they are still looking for the animal's owner.