WWJ / Vickie Thomas

9-Year-Old Girl Killed After Being Mauled By Dogs In Detroit

The girl was playing in an alley when she was attacked.

August 19, 2019 - 7:25 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- A 9-year-old girl is dead after being attacked by three dogs on Detroit's west side Monday.

Authorities say the girl was playing in an alley in the area of Central Avenue and Smart Street -- near Warren and Lonyo -- Monday afternoon when three pit bulls got out of a neighbor's yard and attacked her.

A bystander reportedly shot one of the dogs in an attempt to rescue the girl, while another threw bricks at them. Police say the dog that was shot is dead, while the other two dogs were taken in by the homeowner.

Detroit police are still investigating the attack and say animal control is involved in the investigation.

The owner of the dogs was reportedly taken into police custody Monday night.

No further details have been released.

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