A toddler was mauled to death by a pack of five vicious pit bulls inside his Port Richmond, Philadelphia family home, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Police rushed to the baby’s rescue after a person inside the home called 911 at 5:15p.m. this Wednesday to report the incident. During the call, another person could be heard screaming, according to NBC Philadelphia.
"When police arrived on location they could see through the front door, that a small child was laying on the living room floor being attacked by about five pit bulls," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told the outlet.
Police then burst inside the home, only to be attacked by the dogs.
"The dogs had blood all over them," Jason Rash, an eyewitness told NBC10. "From biting the aunt and the baby, they had blood all over them."
In the end, they were forced to shoot at the pit bulls, killing one and injuring two. The rest have been removed from the home by Animal Control.
The outlet reported that the pit bulls belonged to the family and lived in the home with the child. It is unknown why they attacked the toddler to viciously, and why the other children inside the home were left unharmed.
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A few family members were brought in for questioning following the attack, though no arrests have been made.
After the officers arrived at the scene, the toddler was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital. He died of his injuries less than an hour later.
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