Dog bites boy in face during attack

April 9, 2008 4:26:56 AM PDT
Medics rushed a 6-year-old to the hospital after the attack in a friend's yard.

The attacked happened 7:45 p.m. in South Philadelphia, in the rear of a house on the 400 block of Mercy Street.

The boy was apparently in a friend's yard when the dog got out of a home and bit the boy in the face.

South detectives say the dog is apparently a mixed breed, perhaps a cross between a pit bull and boxer. Police have not said if the dog's owner faces any charges.


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