FELTON, Del. - A 4-year-old is fatally wounded after an apparent pit bull attack near Felton.
The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon around 4PM on the 900 block of Edwardsville Road. Delaware State Police say the 4-year-old boy and his pregnant mother were visiting a family friend at the time. The child was in the yard playing with the friend's three pit bulls, whom he had been around several times in the past.
When his mother looked out the window to check on him, she says she saw the dogs attacking her son. While her friend called 911, she ran out in an attempt to save her son, sustaining numerous bites on both arms. Two HVAC repairmen working at the house at the time also attempted to save the young child by fending off the animals with PVC piping.
EMS and troopers responded to the scene and began first aid on the young boy, but he was soon pronounced dead. His body was turned over the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who will conduct an autopsy to rule the exact cause and manner of death.
The boy's pregnant mother was transported to Kent General Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries as well as observation. The three pit bull dogs were removed from the home by the SPCA and their status is unknown at this time.
This is an ongoing investigation.