Dog attacks, kills 6-month-old boy in baby sitter's home, police say

Police in North Carolina are investigating a 6-month-old boy's death after he was attacked by a boxer-pit bull mix Tuesday afternoon at a home on Wilson Road in Salisbury, authorities said.

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The baby sitter sat the child down in her living room and went to clean the back seat of a car because they were about to leave, police said.

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The baby sitter heard the mother's scream, ran back inside and saw the dog attacking the baby, police said.

The baby was taken to Novant Health-Rowan Medical Center and then airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, where he died, authorities said.

Animal Control officials took the dog.

The baby was from Lexington, North Carolina.

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