Boy, 3, dies after falling 10 feet from his third-floor home’s window before being attacked by the family’s two pit bulls
- A three-year-old boy died after falling from the third floor of his family home and being attacked by pit bulls after the fall
- The child, who has not yet been identified, died within an hour of the fall and attack on Wednesday at his home in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
- It is not clear whether he died from his injuries from a fall or from the dog bites, or a combination of both.
- The dogs, identified as pit bulls by neighbors, have since been taken away by a local animal control organization and will be euthanized
A three-year-old boy died after falling 10 feet from a rear window in his home and then being mauled by his family’s two dogs in their backyard.
The child, who has not yet been identified, died within an hour of the fall and attack on Wednesday at his home in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
The dogs, identified as pit bulls by neighbors, have since been taken by a local animal control organization and city officials are planning to euthanize them, according to local news channel NJ Advance Media.
Police arrived at the house just before 5:30 p.m. and found the boy in critical condition. He had a neck injury from the fall and bite marks on his body from the dogs, according to RLS Media.
A 3-year-old boy died Wednesday when he fell 10 feet from a rear window and was attacked by his family’s dogs at his home in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
He was rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center and died within the hour.
A neighbor who declined to be named told NJ Media Advance that she heard a bang and someone yelled, “Help! No stop, no stop!’ A man ran to the front of the house with the battered and bleeding child.
Another anonymous neighbor was quoted in the article as saying she always found the dogs aggressive and saw them “jump and bark when she walked past the house.”
The boy fell from a window at the back of the house and into a fenced yard where two dogs were kept, according to a press release from the Union County prosecutor’s office.
After falling 10 feet from this window, the three-year-old boy suffered a neck injury.
The backyard is surrounded by a fence, where the dogs were at the time of the fall, according to a press release from the Union County prosecutor’s office. It said no criminal charges have been filed in connection with the incident.
According to ABC7NY, neighbors said the backyard where the dogs were kept was full of “feces, motorcycles and debris.”
“The dogs were bad, the dogs, everyone was afraid of the dogs. As soon as the baby fell, the dogs attacked him,” neighbor Maria Rocha told CBS New York.
‘My heart is broken. I haven’t slept all night. I can’t believe this happened.’
Neighbor Maria Rocha told CBS New York the dogs were always a nuisance
This is the second time this year that a three-year-old boy in Central Jersey has died after being attacked by a dog.
Aziz Ahmed died in March and his mother was hospitalized with serious injuries after their neighbor’s two pit bulls entered the family’s property and mauled them in Carteret.
Neighbors told ABC7NY that the boy, whose family had just moved there from Brooklyn, was playing in the backyard when the two dogs somehow got under the fence separating the two properties and jumped out at him.
Both dogs were allegedly shot by police officers on the spot.