Pit bull attacks, kills 4-year-old girl

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LOUISIANA – Louisiana officials say a 4-year-old is dead after she was attacked by a pit bull Tuesday evening.

Houma police say the dog attacked the child while she was watching television.

Police also say the girl’s 27-year-old mother was injured when she pulled her daughter away.

Police say the mother called 911 after barricading herself and her daughter into a bedroom.

Officials shot and killed the dog – which was still being aggressive.

The girl was taken to a local hospital where she later died.