Florida Newborn Dies After Pit Bull Attack at Home

By: AP
By: AP

Jacksonville, Florida --

A newborn baby is dead after being attacked by a pit bull in a Jacksonville home.

The newborn died at a hospital. Authorities have not released
the baby's name.

Department of Children and Families spokesman John Harrell says
the state agency and police are investigating whether the baby was
being supervised and whether the dog previously showed aggressive
behavior.

City animal control officials say the young dog has been euthanized.

In a separate case Monday night (Oct. 25), Manatee County deputies fatally shot a pit bull that charged them after attacking a 5-year-old boy
in Bradenton. Authorities say the boy tried to climb a tree to get
away but the dog bit into his arm and tried to pull him down.

Neither the boy's name nor condition were released.


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