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10-month-old baby killed by family dogs


A 10-month-old baby was killed by a pair of family Rottweilers after being left briefly unattended by her father at their North Carolina home, officials say.

According to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, the father of the baby heard a commotion after stepping outside their Willow Spring home to move a water sprinkler, Capt. Danny Johnson said. The father, a law enforcement officer, returned to find the baby unresponsive, Johnson stated.

Deputies tried to revive the child but were unsuccessful.  The baby was attacked by the family’s pet Rottweilers, according to officials.

It’s unclear whether the father will face charges. The dogs are in animal control custody.

There were no previous complaints about the dogs according to Johnson.