JONESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff says an 8-day-old baby has died after being mauled by a dog.
Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons tells the Kingsport Times-News that deputies were told a “large shepherd-type” attacked and mauled the girl while she lay in a bassinet. The sheriff says the infant’s upper body and head were primarily injured.READ MORE: Charging Documents Say Evelyn Player Died Defending Herself, Police Found Suspect Through DNA
He says his department was responding to a call about the mauling Wednesday morning, but the baby was already on the way to a hospital when deputies arrived. She died that afternoon. The sheriff says social services are checking on the two other children in the home.READ MORE: Baltimore Man, 62, Charged In Murder Of Evelyn Player
The dog is at a pound. The sheriff says he’s checking with the commonwealth’s attorney to see if any charges can be filed. Identities were not immediately released.Mervo High School Football Wins First State Title After Death Of Teammate Elijah Gorham
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