MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Two children were killed, and their mother was seriously injured after they were attacked by their family dogs Wednesday afternoon.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said the attack happened inside a home in the 700 block of Sylvan Road near Shelby Forest State Park around 3:30 p.m.
Deputies say two dogs attacked a 2-year-old girl, a 5-month-old boy, and their mother.
Shelby County Sheriff Public Information Officer John Morris said both dogs appeared to be Pitbulls and were taken by animal control.
Both children were pronounced dead at the scene. The mother was transported to Regional One in critical condition.
We asked if charges would be filed but were told this is still an ongoing investigation.
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My God, the thought of that adorable little girl being ripped apart by slavering pit-bulls. Morgan, you should not be ashamed of bringing this news, I give you a gold star for journalism. Pit-bulls are known problem animals with young children and should be avoided. They are fiercely, really fiercely, territorial and completely loyal to the one who feeds them. Who knows what sets them off, the children may have played with their food, grabbed a favorite toy, pulled an ear too insistently, anything. As this incident shows they are deadly creatures even to adults much less children. Never, ever have them in a situation with children, its as ignorant as leaving loaded firearms around. That said, they are wizard guard dogs for junkyards and such places.
God Bless Us All