Family dog attacks, kills 3-week-old girl

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GAINESVILLE, Georgia (AP) – Officials in Georgia say a dog fatally bit a 3-week-old girl while she was resting in a bedroom.

News outlets report the husky, a family pet, bit the infant Tuesday afternoon at a home in Gainesville. Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zach Brackett says the girl was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and later died. In a news release, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office identified the girl as Ruth Flores.

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Hall County Sheriff’s 1st Lt. Chris Dale says the dog is now in the custody of animal control.

No charges had been filed as of Wednesday evening.