Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pit bull attacks child in Orange County

From Florida Today

The Orange County Sheriff's Office and animal control officers are investigating how a 10-year-old child was attacked by a pit bull this evening.
The attack happened near 3525 Stonefield Drive, in east Orange County.
The child was taken for medical care, where he is being treated for his injuries, deputies said.
While deputies were waiting for animal control officers to arrive, the dog became aggressive, forcing a deputy to fire two shots at it, police said.

Update June 28, 2010 10:04am - The following article is by Taylor Sutton, FOX Orlando:
 
Deputies: Pitbull attacks child

Authorities say an Orange County boy is recovering after a dangerous encounter with a pitbull Sunday night.
Orange County deputies say they responded to the scene at 3525 Stonefield Drive, in East Orange County.
One deputy says the pitbull was unsecured and aggressive. He says the dog charged him, forcing him to shoot it twice. The deputy's shots killed the dog, according to OCSO.
Orange County Fire Rescue treated the boy for injuries on the scene, and his father said he planned to take his son to the hospital.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control officers are investigating the attack.

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