Houma Police: 4 year-old dies from pit bull attack
Houma Police: 4 year-old dies from pit bull attackUpdated: Mar 26, 2014 10:59 AM EST
HOUMA, LA (WVUE) -
A four-year-old girl died Tuesday night after she was attacked by a pit bull, according to the Houma Police Department.
The attack happened around 7 p.m. at a residence in the Highland Apartment Complex.
Police say the dog attacked the child inside an apartment and when the mother fought the dog off her child, the dog attacked her too.
The mother was able to get away from the animal and barricade herself in a bedroom where she screamed for help. She was able to hand over the girl through a window to medical personnel.
The child received facial and head injuries from the attack and was transported to Terrebonne General Medical Center where she died. The dog's owner also received moderate injuries and was hospitalized.