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Baby injured in Johnston County pit bull attack

Posted October 13, 2015 9:44 p.m. EDT
Updated October 14, 2015 6:14 a.m. EDT

— A 1-year-old was hospitalized Tuesday night after being attacked by a family dog in Johnston County, authorities said.

The Johnston County Sheriff's Office said the child was bitten by the family's pit bull at their home in the 400 block of Old Pebbler Lane in Kenly.

Authorities said the child, whose name and gender were not released, was taken to WakeMed with severe injuries.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said that the dog was euthanized by animal control officers at the scene of the attack.