Pit Bulls Strike Again, This Time Mauling A 2-Year-Old Boy To Death In Philadelphia


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Evie Fordham Politics and Health Care Reporter
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Two pit bulls mauled a 2-year-old boy to death in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia on Wednesday, according to law enforcement.

The boy was rushed to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in critical condition and died Wednesday night.

Police had responded to an animal attack and found “the toddler and five or six dogs” in the home, reported the New York Daily News. Police officers shot and killed two of the pit bulls. An adult was also attacked by the dogs and was hospitalized as of Wednesday night, reported CBS Philly.

A bystander captured a cellphone video that shows officers opening fire in order to get the dogs off of the child. (RELATED: Daughter Of Philadelphia Democratic Royalty Gets Six Years For Taking $2 Million In Health Clinic Fraud)

Law enforcement has not released the name of the toddler. The incident is under investigation, and the boy’s family could be charged with “reckless endangerment or child endangerment,” reported CBS Philly.

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