Child killed, mom injured when dogs attack in New Jersey

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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.

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