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

Posted at 6:17 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 13:49:11-05

A two-week-old child is dead after the newborn was mauled on Cleveland's west side. A Cleveland Police detective said the child was attacked by a family dog at a home. 

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.