23-month-old child killed when attacked by dog in Texas

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QUINLAN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a toddler was killed when attacked by a dog in northern Texas.

Hunt County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Haines says the 23-month-old child left an enclosed yard near Quinlan on Monday unnoticed by family members and walked a short distance along a gravel road before being attacked by the dog described as a pit bull or pit bull mix.

Haines said the child was found in the road and died after being taken to a hospital.

Haines said Tuesday the dog is being held at an animal control shelter.

No charges have been filed pending completion of an investigation.

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