Jefferson Davis County detective: Child, 4, undergoes surgery after pit bull attack


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PRENTISS, Mississippi — Authorities say a child has been seriously injured in a pit bull attack in Jefferson Davis County.

Sheriff's Detective John Tolar tells WLBT TV (http://bit.ly/1qXHg1Q ) a four-year-old boy was attacked shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tolar says the pit bull caused severe injuries to the child's face.

He says the child was taken to Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg where he had surgery Sunday night.

Investigators said the dog was seized and is in quarantine.

The name of the young victim has not been released.

Officials said the investigation into this attack is ongoing.


Information from: WLBT-TV, http://www.wlbt.com

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