2-year-old Topeka girl dies after pit bull attack

The Associated Press

Topeka officials say a 2-year-old girl died after she was attacked by a pit bull mix at a relative’s home.

The child was attacked Thursday afternoon while she and her mother were visiting the relative. Her name has not been released.

Shawnee County Sheriff Lt. Danny Lotridge says the girl died after being taken to a Topeka hospital.

Officers did not release information on circumstances surrounding the attack.

The dog, a 6-year-old male, was taken away by animal control officers. Its fate was not immediately known.

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