An 9-year-old boy was hospitalized tonight after he was attacked by a pit bull near New Castle, New Castle County Police said.
The boy was treated for puncture wounds to his leg at Christiana Hospital and the injuries were not considered serious, police said.The boy was attacked by the pit bull terrier around 7 p.m. in the first block of Oakmont Drive.
Police said the victim and another child were walking in the area when two pit bulls began to chase them. The victim then jumped on the hood of a car to escape, but the female dog was able to grab the boy’s pant leg and drag him to the ground.
The boy was dragged a short distance before a neighbor struck the dog with a metal pole several times until the dog let go, police said.
The dog was captured by a Delaware SPCA agent and the owner has not yet been located, investigators said.
The police and the SPCA are investigating.