Infant Killed By Family Pit Bulls In North Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 4-month-old girl has been fatally mauled by
her family's two pit bulls in her North Las Vegas home.

North Las Vegas police say the child's grandmother was baby-sitting at the time of the Friday attack. The grandmother was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries sustained as she tried to protect her granddaughter.

Police say the dogs were in the backyard of the home, but managed to enter, possibly by bursting through a screen door. They then began attacking the baby as she lay in a stroller.

The grandmother told authorities she tried to escape with the girl into another room of the home, but the dogs forced their way in and attack the girl again.

When police officers arrived, they found the child dead and the dogs "acting very aggressively." The animals were shot and killed by police.

The names of the baby and her grandmother have not been released
by police.

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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