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.