Family’s pit bull kills 11-month-old playing at home

Associated Press

Marshall, N.Y.— Police say an 11-month-old boy playing with his sisters at their New York home has been attacked and killed by the family’s pit bull terrier.

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol says Marshall resident Lisa Cittadino called 911 Sunday evening to report the dog had attacked her son. Cittadino told deputies the dog had been playing in the living room with the boy and his three older sisters when the attack happened.

The boy’s sisters range in age from 7 to 12. They say he had been near the dog’s food dish just before the attack.

The boy was rushed by ambulance to a hospital, where he died of face and neck wounds.

Cittadino tells investigators the 2-year-old dog hadn’t been aggressive before. She has requested the dog be euthanized.

The boy’s name is unavailable.