Pit Bull Attack Leaves 9-Year-Old In Critical ConditionPress Release
ECTOR COUNTY, TX – A nine-year-old boy has been seriously injured after two pit bulls attacked him Tuesday afternoon.The Ector County Sheriffs' officer responded to a 9-1-1 call and subsequently euthanized the two pit bulls.
According to a local news source, the young boy received extensive injuries and was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital for further treatment. Latest reports indicate he is in serious condition.
"He's got extensive injuries on both arms," Sheriff Mike Griffis said, "I can honestly say I've never seen injuries like this to a child, ever in my life."
When the deputy arrived on scene to answer the call he discharged his weapon after the dog charged at him, but the dogs were put down after they were taken into custody and tested for rabies. As the investigation continued another dog was put down and the third was returned to the owner after they realized he had had no involvement in the accident.
The investigation is currently ongoing and the sheriff’s office urges dog owners to be responsible for their pets and to keep them fenced away. No charges have been filed at this time.
"The owner is absolutely responsible," Griffis said, "It is their responsibility to take care of these dogs, keep these dogs in the fence, in the house, away from the public at large."
The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon at approximately 4:45 p.m.