Wilmington police shoot, kill dog after boy attacked

A 13-year-old boy was mauled by a pit bull in the 2700 block of Washington St. in Wilmington. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (12/8/2016) City police shot and killed a pit bull after it attacked a 13-year-old boy on Wednesday, according to reports from the scene.

The incident happened about 6 p.m. in the 2700 block of Washington St.

The teenager was treated by paramedics for severe puncture wounds to both legs and taken by ambulance to Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Rockland.

A state Animal Welfare officer also was on the scene.

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