DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A pit bull attacked and killed a Dallas toddler Sunday afternoon, after the dog was left along with the child for a few minutes, according to the parents.

Police responded to the 6800 block of Beechnut Street, shortly before 5 pm on Sunday, to reports of an animal attack.

Police say the father told them he had stepped outside to turn off the sprinkler system and returned to find the dog attacking the child in his bouncing seat. The child’s mother was also bitten twice by the dog while trying to free the child from the dog.

Police say the father grabbed the dog by the neck, took it outside and shot it twice.

No word on the mother’s condition.