ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a pit bull has attacked and killed a 6-year-old boy in Pennsylvania.READ MORE: Hill District To Get New Grocery Store In Place Of Former Shop 'N Save
The Blair County Coroner says the child died of blunt-force trauma suffered in the dog attack that occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday in Lakemont.
Rick Vaughan, a friend of the boy’s family, tells The Altoona Mirror the boy’s father heard the mother screaming and found the dog on top of the boy. The father pulled the dog away, but the child succumbed to his injuries.READ MORE: PTL Links: Jan. 27, 2022
Authorities say the dog that killed the boy is now dead, but they haven’t disclosed further details about its death. The family also asked police to take a second dog from the home for an undisclosed reason.
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