LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 2 ½ year old child is being treated at Kosair Children's Hospital after being mauled by a dog at a relative's home.
Metro Police and EMS were called to 2800 block of South 6th Street around 4:40 p.m. The boy was bitten in the face. There is no word on his condition.
The child was mauled by a pit bull mixed breed, a dog that Dwight Mitchell, a Louisville Metro Police spokesperson, says was a family pet of the child's grandmother.
"They come here, and from what I'm understanding, it was familiar," said Mitchell. "It's one of those unfortunate situations that it turned tragic."
The boy was rushed to Kosair with a police escort. The dog is in the custody of Metro Animal Services.