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Police: Virginia toddler dies after being bitten by family dog

A Virginia toddler is dead after a dog bite
A Virginia toddler is dead after a dog bite (WAVY)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A 2-year-old child who was bitten by a dog in Virginia has died. News outlets report a 1-year-old pit bull bit the toddler on Monday afternoon in Portsmouth.

The dog has been placed in quarantine.

A police sergeant says the pit bull is a family dog.

The child suffered life-threatening injuries from the bite and later died at a hospital. The child hasn’t been identified.

The police department says officers are working with animal control on the investigation. It isn’t clear whether anyone would face charges.