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2 children injured in dog attack in Lauderhill

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Two children were injured during a dog attack on Thursday evening in Lauderhill, one of who was hospitalized, authorities confirmed.

According to Lauderhill Fire Rescue Chief Jeff Levy, paramedics responded to a home near the intersection of Northwest 73rd Avenue and Northwest 44th Court around 8:30 p.m.

Lauderhill police spokesman Michael Santiago said an 11-year-old boy was seriously injured in the attack and another child sustained minor injuries to his back.

According to Santiago, officers arrived at the scene to find the 11-year-old suffering from an injury to his left arm.

He said Lauderhill Fire Rescue personnel transported the boy to Broward Health Medical Center in serious condition.

The attack occurred while the seriously injured victim was visiting family members at a home.

Santiago said he and two other children went outside to play video games and the home owner’s dog followed them outside.

At some point, the dog began barking and attacked the boy, he said.

Santiago said the dog was secured inside the home and has since been surrendered by the owner to police.

Animal Control was notified about the incident. It’s unclear whether the dog will be put down.


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