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6-Year Old Huntington Boy Attacked And Killed By Dog

Update: Animal Control to Seek Pit Bull be Euthanized that Killed Young Boy

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UPDATE STORY: 5:15 p.m. December 4th, 2016

The City of Huntington Communications Director Bryan Chambers has confirmed with 13 News that animal control will seek a motion in court Monday to have the pit bull that attacked and killed a 6-year-old boy Friday evening in Huntington euthanized. 

That attack occurred Friday evening at the 2600 block of 9th Avenue in Huntington. The boy was rushed to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.


ORIGINAL STORY: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

City of Huntington Communications Director, Bryan Chambers, has confirmed that a 6-year old boy was attacked and killed by a dog late Friday evening.

The incident took place late Friday evening in the 2600 Block of 9th Avenue. A male Pit Bull,who also lived with the victim, attacked the 6 -year- old boy. The boy was rushed to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. 

WOWK has also learned that the dog was taken into custody by animal control and the incident remains under investigation. Investigators are working with Child Protective Services and the prosecuting attorney to see if any charges will be filed. 

We will update as information becomes available.

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