Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pit bull attacks 6-year-old and his grandmother, police say

By Cameron Easley, WBTV

Police are investigating if charges will be necessary following a pit bull attack which left a 6-year-old in serious condition on Wednesday afternoon. According to Mint Hill Police Department, the attack happened around 2:30 p.m. outside a home at 4514 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
Police say a 6-year-old and his mother were visiting relatives.  The boy's grandmother reportedly lives close by and police say the child was going back and forth between the homes.
Police say that a pit bull, owned by a cousin, attacked the boy.  The grandmother then came over after receiving a call from concerned relatives, and the pit bull attacked her as well.
Both the child and the grandmother were taken to Carolinas Medical Center.  The grandma is listed in stable condition but the boy is in critical condition after surgery.
Police are now trying to determine whether the dog was properly licensed and if any charges will be filed.

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