Police in Brooklyn, New York responded to an emergency call after a toddler was attacked by a dog. The child, whose name has not been revealed by the authorities, was in his home with his older siblings when the attack took place. The 19-month-old boy succumbed to his injuries. The dog involved in the attack has been removed from the home. No charges have been initially filed against any individual.

On Tuesday, August 10 shortly before midnight emergency services arrived at 300 block of East 17th Street in Flatbush. They had received a call after a child had been attacked by a dog.

According to NBC New York, officers arrived at the home to find the blood-drenched victim. He had visible bite marks on his neck and shoulders. The boy and another unknown person were transported to Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn. The toddler was pronounced dead at the hospital.

ABC7 reported that the toddler had been left in his home under the care of his two older brothers aged nine and 11. The parents of the children were at work and no other adults were in the home at the time of the incident. In the absence of the parents, the family’s pet rottweiler attacked the toddler.

The older boys ran out of the ground-floor apartment to find help. They were distraught when the police arrived at the scene. The dog was removed from the home and remains in the custody of Animal Care and Control. It is unclear if the animal will be euthanized or returned to the family.

Detectives questioned the child’s parents after they returned home, New York Post reported. An investigation has been launched into the incident. While the police are yet to make any arrests, the parents may be charged for the child’s death.

A teen in Fort Worth, Texas was luckier than the toddler from New York. The 14-year-old girl was mauled by a pit bull dog at a friend’s home. Emergency services were called to the home in Downtown Fort Worth on July 20 at around 3:30 p.m. They found the victim with significant facial injuries.

The teen survived the ordeal but had to be hospitalized after she sustained injuries to her face, particularly around her nose. The dog involved in the incident was missing from the home as it had escaped following the attack. It was eventually located and handed over the Fort Worth Animal Control.

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