Pit Bull shot after mauling 6-year-old at Houston party

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HOUSTON, TX – Animal Control is investigating a pit bull attack that sent a young boy to the hospital Saturday night.

Harris County Constable Precinct 4 responded to the home on Tylergate in Spring just after 9:15 p.m. on a report that a family dog had mauled a child.

A sergeant with Precinct 4 said the family was having a party when the dog attacked the 6-year-old boy.  He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, but officials said his injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

The owner of the dog also received minor bites while trying to get the dog off the child.

A family member with a gun shot at the dog.  The dog was grazed by a bullet but is expected to be fine.

Animal Control officials decided not to remove the dog from the property, but said they are planning a follow-up investigation.