TEMECULA (AP) — Riverside County authorities say three children were hospitalized after being attacked by a dog belonging to a family friend.
Sheriff’s officials say the pit bull apparently mistook the kids playing as aggressive actions and attacked them Saturday at a home in Temecula.READ MORE: Adrian Gudino Wanted In Redondo Beach Murder Of 68-Year-Old Relative, Gloria Pressett
The victims — ages 4, 14 and 15 — suffered injuries to their arms. One was later flown to a hospital in San Diego for further treatment.
The extent of their injuries and their conditions were not available Monday.READ MORE: 3 Gang Members Arrested In Beverly Hills Restaurant Shooting
Officers managed to confine the dog to a bathroom. It was turned over to animal control.
A neighbor, Rachel Smith, tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that the attack occurred while the children’s parents were out food shopping. The 15-year-old had been left in charge of watching the others.MORE NEWS: Gas Prices In Southern California Keep Ticking Up, But Cyberattack On East Coast Pipeline Not Expected To Make An Impact
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