Child killed by dog in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Ala. (WIAT) — A child was killed by a dog in Riverside Sunday afternoon, according to Mayor Rusty Jessup.

Jessup says the incident happened Sunday afternoon on Honeysuckle Lane. A child and 9-year-old were in their yard playing when a dog attacked the youngest child, Jessup says.

The 9-year-old tried to stop the attack and subdue the dog but could not. The father of the children fired at the dog with a pistol and the dog ran off.

Neighbors called 911, Jessup says, but the child was in too injured to wait on paramedics to arrive. The child was taken to St. Vincent’s St. Clair emergency room.

CBS42 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

2014 WIAT-TV 2014

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