A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was bitten by a dog Sunday at a Lancaster city home, police said. The child was taken to Lancaster General Hospital with a wound to the back of his head, according to Sgt. Mark Radmore.
The incident happened shortly after 8 pm in the backyard of a home in the first block of South Water Street. The boy was playing and went to retrieve a ball from the dog when the PIT BULL bit him. The residents of the home, who were watching the dog for its owner, killed the animal with a pitch fork after the attack. It was not clear if the dog was stabbed or clubbed with the tool. The animal was dead when police arrived. The dog did not have up-to-date shots