EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (STMW) — A 9-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday evening in East Chicago, Ind., the Post-Tribune is reporting.
Detective Terrance Fife said officers received a call at 4:49 p.m. that a boy was walking in the 3500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue when he saw two pit bulls coming toward him, and one of them attacked him as he ran.READ MORE: First Illinois Case Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Confirmed In Chicago Resident
The dog bit the boy on the right knee and left ankle, causing severe lacerations. The boy was taken to St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Fife said.READ MORE: 71-Year-Old Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed While Heading To Store To Buy Newspaper In Chinatown
The dogs escaped from a nearby yard and were captured by their owner, who returned them to his house, police said.MORE NEWS: After Shots Are Fired At Eurostars Magnificent Mile Hotel Following Past Criminal Issues There, Alderman Wants License Pulled
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