Baby suffers critical injuries after pit bull attack inside home

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A child was severely injured in a dog attack inside a west Charlotte home Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 5:20 p.m. at 5201 Pinebrook Drive and involved a pit bull dog in the home, the police report said.

The 1-year-old girl suffered "severe lacerations" and was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Main with life-threatening injuries where she immediately underwent surgery.

Tuesday night, the child's condition was upgraded from life-threatening to critical.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the dog's owner voluntarily surrendered the dog to animal control officers and the owner cooperated with police.

The CMPD's Youth and Family Services Division is investigating the case due to the severity of the child's injuries.

Investigators have not said if any charges will be filed against the dog's owner, or what circumstances led to the baby being attacked.

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