Toddler Dies After Rottweiler Attack

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Phoenix Authorities have said that a one-and-a-half-year-old boy has died, following an attack by a dog.

According to Captain Rob McDade, the incident happened around1:20 p.m. at the 1900 block of E. Sunland on Friday.

The child was taken to a local pediatric trauma hospital, where he later died.

On Friday night, the victim’s family identified the boy as MJ Raya.

Phoenix Police said that the Raya’s grandmother was watching the boy when she set him down to do laundry. At the time, the dog managed to get into the house, and started to attack the boy.

The grandmother reportedly tried to fight the dog off.

When police officers arrived, an officer reportedly shot the dog once to get it off the child.

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