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.