In North Carolina, a 10-month-old girl’s father died after being attacked by a family dog.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office identified the baby as Malia Scott Winberry.
The child’s father, Scott Winberry, ran for a few minutes and police responded to the phone call at 8pm on Tuesday after the family learned that two dogs had attacked the daughter.
Scott, a law enforcement officer, was trying to resuscitate his daughter when police arrived, News and observers Reported.
“The father left the little boy indoors for a few minutes,” Johnston County Sheriff’s Petroleum Capt. Danny Johnson told reporters.
“She made a lot of noise in the house, got inside and found the child accountable.”
Police tried to resuscitate the girl, then paramedics tried, but she could not save him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, WTVD reported.
Authorities did not know if Bianca Patel, the girl’s mother, a paramedic in Johnston County, was home at the time.
The dogs were identified as rottweilers, both a male and a female.
A neighbor told reporters that dogs are often a child’s safety.
Animal control took over the animals. The family must decide whether to bring the dogs back or euthanize them.
Officials said they were not aware of any previous issues with the dogs, but director Chad Masengil confirmed the dogs were considered dangerous by the county.
“It’s so serious this morning,” Masingel told Real.
“It’s very difficult to cope.”
This story originally appeared Fox News And republished with permission
Originally published Baby killed by two family dogs