The attack happened on Monday in an apartment in the town of
League City, about 25 miles southeast of Houston. When police
arrived, the dog was in the process of mauling the two-year-old
child, as the mother made efforts to ward it off.
Officers shot the dog, and the child was flown to a nearby
hospital, the League City Police Department said in a statement.
The mother was also taken to hospital, with injuries to her
hands and arms, police said.
Last year, a California woman was fatally mauled by a pack of
pit bulls while walking near her home in Southern California.
(Reporting by Carey Gillam; editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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