A pair of bullmastiff dogs were impounded at a Las Vegas animal shelter after the two attacked a boy and girl in a northeast Valley neighborhood.
Las Vegas Metro police said the attacks happened at about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 4000 block of Abrams Avenue, near Sandhill Road and Washington Avenue.
According to Las Vegas Animal Control, the canines got loose from a home and attacked a 12-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy. Both were bitten by the dogs.
Animal control said the boy was taken to University Medical Center Trauma, while the girl was taken to Sunrise Hospital.
Metro said at least one of the children was being treated in serious condition.
The two canines were being held at Lied Animal Shelter during the investigation.
Neighbors are still shaken up over the attack.
"Me and my family were inside. All of a sudden, we hear this screaming and racket, commotion outside," said neighbor Kimberly Grajeda.
Grajeda witnessed part of the attack. She said her nephews would often play with the boy who was attacked.
"Everybody in the neighborhood was outside, and besides the family, I was also crying because of the impact of the little boy," she said.
Dioneso Ramirez heard the girl being attacked from inside his house. He came outside to see what happened.
"I was inside my house, and a little girl crying was over there. The dogs attacked in the face and the head," he said.
The attacks occurred about a block apart, and neighbors said the dogs were running back and forth from one block to the next.
Animal control will decide if the dogs are too aggressive to go back to the neighborhood.
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