Child Dies, Two Others Injured After Vicious Dog Attack
In a story reported by Fox 5 Atlanta, a 5 year-old boy has been killed and two more children have been injured after a dog attack Tuesday morning in Southwest Atlanta.
According to the article, the attack happened around 7:00 AM by number of Pit Bulls that were not leashed at the children involved in the incident were walking toward a bus stop on their way to school. Police have arrested the owner of the pit bulls, Cameron Tucker, who could face involuntary manslaughter charges.
A bystander attempted to fend off the pit bulls with a baseball bat as other residents of the neighborhood joined in to save the three victims.
MAN WHO CHASED DOG OFF KIDS: "I heard screams, ran outside." LISTEN – #breaking pic.twitter.com/JBHowVdMkg
— Kaitlyn Pratt Fox 5 (@Fox5Kaitlyn) January 17, 2017
One of the survivors, 5-year-old Syrai Sanders was taken to the hospital and remains in critical condition.
Animal control now has custody of the dogs involved in the incident.
What To Do In The Event of a Dog Attack
1) Seek immediate medical attention
Call 911 for any life-threatening medical emergencies .Even if you don’t think your injuries are so severe, make sure your wounds are immediately cleaned and dressed and make it a point to see a doctor as soon as possible.
2) Gather Information
If you know the owner of the dog, gather all their contact and home owners insurance information. Take pictures and gather witnesses who can testify details of the attack.
3) Seek legal representation
In all likelihood, hiring an attorney will give you the best opportunity to be compensated for your injuries and other compensation you could potentially be awarded.
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