7-year-old girl killed by pit bull attack in North Carolina

7-year-old girl killed by pit bull attack in North Carolina


A 7-year-old girl was killed and her mother injured after pit bulls attacked them in a North Carolina backyard.

The incident happened in the town of Garner on Tuesday afternoon, according to CBS 17.

The incident happened after 6 p.m. in a backyard of a home in the 200 block of Roan Drive, according to Garner police.Screenshot ABC 11

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The mother and daughter were taking care of their neighbor’s two pit bulls, according to the report.

At one point, they attacked.

Police on the scene of the pit bull attack in Garner, North Carolina.Screenshot CBS 17

“This is a horrible tragedy for all involved. Our thoughts and prayers go out to both families and all those who responded,” Garner Police Lt. Michael McIver told the station.

The dogs were reportedly taken to an animal shelter, and it’s unclear what sparked the fatal attack.

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