Some terrible news to share.

WBRZ is reporting that a 7-year-old girl in East Baton Rouge Parish has died as a result of the injuries she sustained in an attack by a dog.

The child was rushed to a  hospital in critical condition, where she later died from her injuries.

According to WBRZ, "The dog was captured and is in Animal Control custody. Officials say the animal will be euthanized Friday night before being tested for rabies."

In addition to that the Baton Rouge television station reports that the dog that attacked the child was not secure or on a leach at the time of the attack.

Deputies tell the news station that the owner of the dog could face charges.

Our thoughts are with the family of the young girl who died Friday evening.


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