In Brooklyn a 4 year old boy was killed after he was mauled by the family dog inside their apartment in Brooklyn, New York according to police spokesman Joseph Gallagher.
The dog that was responsible for the killing was a Cane Corso Mastiff. These dogs are large and muscular, they are most commonly used for protection and hunting but this dog was allowed to be in the house around 3 small children ages 2, 4 and 5 – all boys.
The child, Jayelin Graham, was bitten multiple times in the head, torso and neck by the family’s Cane Corso Mastiff. This deadly attack happened Friday night and sent the boy to a hospital that was nearby but he was pronounced dead upon his arrival, according to spokes Andrew Rubin for the Brookdale Hospital.
The 2 year old and a 5 year old boy also in the home were not harmed. Police will be investigating the incident and New York’s Animal Care and Control have removed the dog as well as a German Shepherd from inside the apartment.