6-year-old boy attacked, killed by pit bull in SC

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BRUNSON, S.C. (WNCN) – A 6-year-old boy was killed by a pit bull on Wednesday in town in South Carolina north of Savannah.

The attack happened on Mullins Ford Road in Brunson, the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were called to a home on Mullins Ford Road in response to a dog attack.

The responding deputies found the body of the boy at the scene.

The dog, which the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office said was a pit bull, was captured and euthanized.

The case has been turned over to South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Further information was not released.

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