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Dog kills baby girl sleeping with parents

Posted at 11:54 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 11:54:11-04

HAMPTON, Va. — Police in Virginia say that a 2-month-old baby girl has been killed by a German shepherd.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the incident occurred early Monday in Hampton.

Sgt. Amanda Moreland said the infant was sleeping with her parents.

They awoke and found that the child had injuries that were consistent with a dog attack. The dog was nearby.

Police said the parents immediately euthanized the dog and called police.

Moreland said there “is nothing that would indicate this was anything other than a tragic accident.”

No charges have been filed against the parents. Their names have not been released.

The investigation is ongoing.