A pit bull attacked an 11-year-old in Corcoran Tuesday afternoon, leaving puncture wounds on the child's chest and stomach, Corcoran police said.
The dog, who belonged to the child's uncle, ran away as people came to the aid of the child on the 900 block of Chase Avenue, police said. When the dog came charging back to continue the attack, an off-duty correctional officer shot and killed the dog, police said.
The child was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
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