CARTERET, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey were investigating after a child was killed and his mother was injured in an attack by two dogs.
Few details have been released about the attack, which occured Tuesday at a home on Laurel Street.
The 3-year-old and his mother were flown to a hospital.
In a joint statement, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Police Chief Dennis McFadden said a preliminary investigation determined the 3-year-old died and his mother was seriously injured.
Authorities have not released their names.
Officials have not said if the dogs belonged to the family.
In a statement, Mayor Dan Reiman said “prayers are with the family affected.
The investigation was ongoing.