Tuesday, April 18, 2017


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WEST ODESSA -- It's an attack that left a West Odessa neighborhood stunned.

“This is one of the worst bites I’ve ever seen from a dog, especially on a child,” said Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis.

A nine-year-old boy remains in critical condition after being attacked by TWO PIT BULLS.
CBS 7 News spoke with neighbors who say two women are to thank for helping save this boy’s life.
What was supposed to be a quick and peaceful walk home from school turned out to be anything but for this nine-year-old boy who had just moved to town.

“My mom was like so scared,” said one young girl who lives next door to the owners of the pit bulls.
Two pit bulls got loose from a yard just around the corner from Murray Fly Elementary Tuesday and bit down on the young boy’s arms.
The young girl’s mom was one of two neighbors who came to the boys rescue and called police.
“My mom saw the little boy, and they said you could even see his bone, because they say the pit bulls, when they attack you they lock their jaws,” the young girl explained.

As soon as sheriff’s deputies arrived they spotted three pit bulls, but only two had the boys’ blood on them leaving the deputies to believe the third one didn’t take part in the vicious attack.
Neighbors tell us this wasn’t the first time the pit bulls escaped their cage, and now with the third one being returned to its owners, they fear it’s only a matter of time before another attack happens.
“He could be calm right now, but you never know, so that’s why I’m scared,” said the young girl.
Sheriff Griffis has a message for all dog owners:
“I just encourage everybody that has dogs to please keep them contained. Keep their shots up and hopefully this will never ever happen again.”
Both dogs have since been put down and are being tested for rabies, according to Sheriff Griffis.
As for their owners, CBS 7 tried giving them an opportunity to speak, but they drove away from our news crew.
Griffis says they will be handing the case over to prosecutors who will decide what charges, if any, the owners will face. 

WEST ODESSA -- A child was injured after being attacked by PIT BULLS Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Ector County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a call of a child being bitten by pit bulls in the 11600 block of West Westmark Street at 4:45 p.m.
When a deputy arrived on scene he was charged by two put bulls. The deputy shot one in the hip.
All 3 dogs involved in the attack are now accounted for.
The victim, a boy between the ages of seven and eight was transported to Medical Center Hospital before being flown to Lubbock for further treatment.
He is currently in stable condition.
Stick with CBS 7 for updates to this story.

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