An 11-year-old Skokie boy was hospitalized Tuesday morning after he was bitten by his family's PIT BULL, according to Skokie police.
The boy was transported to Skokie Hospital and treated for numerous bite and puncture marks, said Skokie Police Officer Eric Swaback. He said the boy's injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
The boy was sitting on a couch next to the dog in his home in the 8300 block of Christiana Avenue around 11:15 a.m. when a family member heard screaming and barking coming from the room, Swaback said. By the time police arrived on scene, the dog was no longer biting the boy, he said.
The dog was taken out of the home by the department's animal control officer. Swaback said he is unaware whether or not the pit bull will be euthanized.