CLINTON, N.C. —A 3-year-old boy was injured after being attacked by a dog Thursday afternoon.
The attack was reported around 3:15 p.m. in Sampson County. The boy had wounds to his face, neck and legs and is recovering at a Fayetteville hospital, WNCN reported.
The boy was staying with his aunt when a dog got out of a locked room and attacked him, Sampson County deputies said. The aunt worked to get the dog, belonging to her friend, off the child, deputies said.
A pit bull found at the scene with blood on its face was quarantined at the county animal shelter until the investigation is complete.