A 4-year-old suffered severe injuries in a Jefferson County dog attack Friday.
The sheriff's office says the attack happened at a convenience store on Hwy 75 in the Palmerdale Community. A caller told deputies the child was in a truck with the dog when it suddenly attacked him.
The child's mother, and several people nearby, were able to get the dog away from the boy, but not before he suffered severe injuries. The boy was airlifted to Children's Hospital for medical treatment, and the dog was taken into custody.
Authorities continue to investigate.