HOKE COUNTY NC - A FAMILY'S 3 PIT BULL MIXES ATTACKED THEIR 2-YEAR-OLD BOY GRIPPING DOWN ON HIS HEAD AND NECK
UPDATE: ABERDEEN, N.C. (WTVD) --
A 2-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after being attacked by THREE OF HIS FAMILY'S DOGS on Monday, according to authorities.
It happened in the 500 block of Kearns Lane just after 11:30 a.m. Deputies originally said it was one dog but officials later gave an update saying three dogs were involved. According to deputies, the child's blood was on all three of the animals.
The boy had severe injuries to his head and neck and Sheriff Hubert Peterkin says the boy is in very serious condition. He was taken to UNC Hospital by helicopter.
The Hoke County Sheriff's Office said that the boy was playing outside when the attack happened. He was being babysat by his aunt, and when the aunt went inside to check on another child, the boy wandered over to the dogs, according to deputies.
At least one dog was chained when authorities arrived but deputies said they did not know if the dog was tethered when the incident occurred. They are unsure which dog attacked first.
RAEFORD - A 2-year-old boy was bitten in the head and neck by his family's dog this morning while playing outside their home near the Ashley Heights community, Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said.
The boy was being flown to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, Peterkin said.
It happened about 11:40 a.m. on the 500 block of Kearns Lane, which has an Aberdeen address.
The home is at the end of a sandy trail in a sparsely populated area of the county.
The child, identified as Aaidyn Lang, was playing out of sight of his mother when he was attacked by dog, A PIT BULL MIX, Peterkin said.
The dog was chained when deputies arrived, but it's not been determined if the dog was tethered when the attack happened.
Hoke County Animal Control has taken the dog, Peterkin said.