ORO GRANDE, Ca. – A five-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a family dog in Oro Grande on Monday afternoon.
At around 2:57 p.m., deputies from the Victor Valley Station were dispatched to the 15100 block of Portland Street in Oro Grande. The caller stated that the family dog attacked a child, who was a member of the family and would not let go. When deputies arrived at the home, they located the small child suffering from extensive injuries. The child died as a result of his injuries before deputies and fire officials arrived.
Authorities said that the child was being watched by an adult male family member at the home at the time of the attack. When he returned the dog was attacking the child. The dog would not release the child. No other children were at the home at the time of the attack. The owner of the dog turned the dog over to the San Bernardino County Animal Control.
A 2019 study conducted by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) showed that Pitbulls were responsible for the most bites among all studies with 22.5% followed by mixed breeds (21.2%) and German Shepherds (17.8%).
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Detective J. Collins at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at www.wetip.com.
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