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Pit bull attacks and kills five year old boy in Riverside

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, AL - Riverside’s mayor Rusty Jessup has confirmed to Alabama’s 13 that a five year old has been killed by a pit bull on Honeysuckle Way.

Mayor Jessup says after 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, the five year old boy and his nine year old brother were playing in their yard when an 80 pound pit bull came onto the property and attacked the five year old. Jessup says the nine year old tried to get the pit bull off his brother but couldn’t. The nine year old ran into their house for help. The father ran back outside and shot at the pit bull. The five year old was rushed to St. Vincent’s Hospital in St. Clair County where he was pronounced dead. Stay with Alabama’s 13 news on air and online for the latest information.

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