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9-year-old child dies after being mauled by 3 dogs in Detroit

Police: Owner of the dogs in custody

Police said a 9-year-old girl is dead after being mauled by three dogs on Detroit's west side.

It happened in the area of Smart Street and Central Avenue on Monday. Detroit police said the girl was playing in an alley behind her home when three pit bulls got out of a neighbors yard and attacked her.

UPDATEWitnesses describe vicious dog attack that killed 9-year-old girl in Detroit

Police said all the dogs involved in the attack have been recovered and the owner of the dogs is in custody.

UPDATE 8:45pm. Owner of dogs taken into custody. All dogs in care of animal control tonight. BREAKING NEWS: 9 YO girl...

Posted by Jermont Terry on Monday, August 19, 2019

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