5-year-old girl severely injured in dog attack in Mooresville

5-year-old girl severely injured in dog attack in Mooresville
(Caroline Hicks | WBTV)
(Caroline Hicks | WBTV)

MOORESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A dog attacked and seriously injured a 5-year-old girl in Mooresville Sunday afternoon, officials say.

According to the Town of Mooresville, the incident happened in the 100 block of Burke Circle.

Officials responded to reports of a child being attacked by a dog, which family says is their 2-year-old pit bull.

When officers arrived, the dog reportedly continued to be aggressive and had to be subdued by Mooresville Fire and Police personnel until Iredell County Animal Control arrived to take over.

The child, who sustained serious injuries, was transported to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center where she is expected to recover.

The Mooresville Police Department, Mooresville Fire and Rescue and Iredell County EMS responded to the incident.

Iredell County Animal Control, who has had prior contact with the dog, is investigating.

No further information was released on this incident.

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