Child killed by pit bull in south Fulton County

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Fire/rescue crews on Sierra Trail at the location of the dog attack. (Duffie Dixon/11Alive News)

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police said a 2-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a pit bull at a subdivision in south Fulton County Wednesday afternoon.

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Police said a woman called 911, saying her child had been attacked by a dog. The call came from the area of Sierra Trail off of Stonewell Tell Road near Union City.

Investigators said the mother was at home with her child and the dog at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. She said that when she left the room to go to the restroom, everything was okay, but that when she returned to the room, it was clear that the dog had attacked the child and killed him.

Officers were able to corral the dog in the bathroom when they arrived at the home, where it was kept until Animal Control arrived to take the dog.

Investigators said the dog had been a part of the family for the past eight years.

The dog was taken to the Fulton County Animal Shelter, where it will be kept in isolation.

Officers were not certain if the dog would be put down.

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