Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pit bull attack kills 1-year-old boy at home

From Houston Chronicle

A 1-year-old boy was killed when he was attacked by his family's pit bull at his grandparents' home on Saturday night, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said.

The baby was mauled in the 27000 block of Medina Circle in far west Montgomery County, authorities said in a statement.

A deputy responding at about 8 p.m. tried to control the dog, but the animal lunged at him, officers said. The officer then shot the dog. There was no information on the dog's condition.

According to authorities, the child was in the home with his 45-year-old grandmother when he was attacked. The woman was not injured, but was taken to the hospital after enduring emotional trauma in the tragedy, officers said.

The victim's grandfather made the call for help when he arrived home. The child and his mother recently moved in with the grandparents. Officers say the mother left the home earlier in the day and has not been located.

Authorities are investigating. Identities of the little boy, his grandparents and mother have not been released.

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