A baby is in a Kansas City hospital after being bitten in the head by a dog, and Greenwood police are actively searching for the canine.
The child, who is under the age of 2 years old, is at Children's Mercy Hospital. A Greenwood police officer personally drove the baby to the hospital.
Greenwood Lt. Aaron Fordham said the child suffered serious injuries, but is in stable condition. Fordham said police are issuing warnings to parents who have children in the area.
The baby was attacked about 2 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of Elm Street. Fordham said he doesn't know whether the child is a boy or girl.
The dog is described as white and with a medium build. Fordham could not comment on whether the dog is possible a PIT BULL OR A PIT BULL MIX as Greenwood police initially tweeted. Family members initially described the dog as a pit bull or pit bull mix to police, which they then used in their tweets.
Neighbors told KCTV5's Nathan Vickers that they had not seen the dog before, but weren't sure whether it was associated with the family or not.
Anyone with information on area residents who might have a dog matching the description should call police at 816 524-4300.