Dogs sent to pound after attack on 2 children - Tucson News Now

Dogs sent to pound after attack on 2 children

This is one of the dogs involved in the attack on children. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5) This is one of the dogs involved in the attack on children. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5)
This is a dog involved in the attack. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5) This is a dog involved in the attack. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

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.

Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Woman says deputies lied to get a warrant, then sexually assaulted her

    Woman says deputies lied to get a warrant, then sexually assaulted her

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:50:48 GMT

    A Catawba County woman says she has been the victim of harassment from the county’s sheriff’s office, who, records show, have executed multiple search warrants at her home in less than a year.  

    A Catawba County woman says she has been the victim of harassment from the county’s sheriff’s office, who, records show, have executed multiple search warrants at her home in less than a year.  

  • Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:18:31 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:52:30 GMT
    The Brownsville Herald reports Gilberto Escamilla told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control. (Source: gaudiikari/Wikicommons)The Brownsville Herald reports Gilberto Escamilla told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control. (Source: gaudiikari/Wikicommons)

    A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

    A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

  • For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:46:09 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:00 PM EDT2018-04-24 18:00:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...

    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

Powered by Frankly