9-Year-Old Sacramento Boy Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack

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SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Sacramento County authorities say a 9-year-old boy is hospitalized after he was attacked by a pit bull Saturday.

When deputies were called to a home in south Sacramento around 10 a.m. Saturday they found the boy suffering from a head injury and a severe arm injury.

The boy was taken to a local hospital. His condition was not known.

A woman at the house was also attacked. It’s not clear how badly she was hurt.

Animal control officers were called to the home, but deputies shot the dog when they saw it trying to jump over a fence.

Officials say the child was attacked after he had gone into the backyard of the home.

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