DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A 10-week-old baby was attacked and killed by the family’s pit bull on Sunday afternoon in the Red Bird area of Dallas.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Tello Hernandez Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charge Following Fatal Crash
The attack occurred in the 6800 block of Beechnut Street just before 5 p.m.
Police say the father stepped outside briefly to turn on the water sprinklers. It was then that the dog attacked the infant, identified as Brayden Lamar Wilson, who was sitting in a bouncing seat inside the home.
The mother and father both attempted to pry the pet off of the child. The mother was bitten twice.READ MORE: Homeowner Terry Duane Turner Charged In Slaying Of Motorist Adil Dghoughi In His Driveway
Police say the father was able to drag the dog outside, where he shot and killed the animal.
Brayden was rushed to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, where he was pronounced dead.
There is no indication on whether any charges will be filed.
Child Protective Services says it received a report and will investigate. At this time, no other children have been removed from the home and there is no CPS history on the family.MORE NEWS: Dallas Neighborhood Crime Spike Has Many Questioning, 'Is Uptown Going Downhill?'
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