Police: Two-week-old child was bit by family dog, killed

Posted: 9:17 PM, Nov 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-06 13:36:45-05

A two-week-old child is dead after the newborn was mauled on Cleveland's west side. A Cleveland Police detective tells News 5 the child was attacked by a family dog at a residence on Carrington Avenue. 

The infant was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center after a four-year-old German Shepherd got loose from where it was fenced in and bit the baby.

The girl did not survive the injuries, dying from head trauma.

Cleveland's homicide unit was notified about the attack.

The City of Cleveland Kennels responded to the scene and took custody of the dog.