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Child Killed By Family Dog In Mauling

Posted at 3:30 PM, Feb 08, 2019

GUTHRIE, Ky. (WHOP) – A child was killed after being mauled by a family dog Thursday night in Guthrie.

According to WHOP, it happened at a home on North Ewing Street. Guthrie Police say the one-year-old had been playing with a ball on the floor when the dog came in from outdoors.

Officials say the dog attacked the child, causing lacerations to the head and chest and a broken jaw.

The child was transported to a Clarksville, Tenn. hospital where he passed away.

The dog was turned over to Animal Control Officers.