2 dogs attack, kill 3-year-old boy in backyard of New Jersey home


Two dogs identified as pit bulls managed to get past a fenced-in backyard and kill a 3-year-old boy who was playing behind his home, according to reports.
The boy, who authorities have not identified, was flown to a hospital after the attack but he died of his injuries, nj.com reports.
The boy’s mother was seriously injured in the attack and remains hospitalized, authorities say.
the two dogs were not registered and came from a home about two blocks away from where the attack occurred. The dogs have been euthanized.
“As a small community, our Carteret family mourns the heart-wrenching loss of our young neighbor and we pray for this young mother and family in this time of unimaginable grief,” Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman said in a statement.
Neighbors said that the dogs were known to be aggressive and that other people had been bitten in the past.
“Those pit bulls bit people all in this area,” a neighbor said “I’m aware of certain houses, so I try to walk a different path when I know that they’re on that block.”
Police have released few details on the attack, reports say, and the incident remains under investigation.


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