Carson City boy mauled by pitbull

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is still investigating an mauling that occurred Tuesday morning.

A 6-year-old boy was allegedly mauled by the family pitbull. He was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center after sustaining “lacerations to the face and head” said Sheriff Ken Furlong.

Deputies responded around 9:47 a.m. to the 2700 block of Concord Drive to reports of a vicious dog. The boy’s injuries were substantial, according to Furlong.

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to follow up at the residence to determine the causation of the attack, the likelihood of another attack and the adequately pursuing the safety of the child. Furlong said most likely Child Protective Services also will be involved.

“We are keenly aware of what happened and we are doing anything we can to be comforting to the child’s welfare,” Furlong said.

The dog has been removed from the residence.


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