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.