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Chicago infant dies after pit bull attack

Oct. 5, 2012 at 11:48 AM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A 3-week-old baby died after being attacked by a pit bull at a home on the west side of Chicago, police said.

The infant was in a car seat inside the home at the time of the attack Thursday, The Detroit News reported.

The child's mother, who is 24, carried the baby in a car seat into the building where she was temporarily staying with a friend, police said.

The mother placed the car seat on the floor, walked away briefly and when she returned the dog was attacking the child, police said.

The baby died at a hospital.

Police removed the dog, which officers were told had never shown any signs of aggression.

A neighbor, Rosa Bell, contested that statement. She said the dog would growl at her and "look at us like it was going to attack us."

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