A horrifying incident unfolded in far north Bexar County, Texas, where a 13-year-old boy was brutally attacked by up to six pit bulls, resulting in serious injuries that required immediate medical attention. Authorities swiftly responded to the distressing 911 call reporting a dog bite at a vacant home, leading to a heart-wrenching discovery.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar addressed the press during a Thursday press conference, revealing the chilling details of the incident. Deputies who arrived at the scene were met with a scene of devastation as they found the young victim suffering from severe dog bites inside the home.
A tactical medic, equipped with specialized gear, was on-site and immediately provided crucial aid to the injured teenager. Sheriff Salazar expressed the gravity of the situation, stating that the wounds inflicted on the boy were some of the most severe he had ever witnessed. With “chunks of flesh” missing from his back and face, and over 50 puncture wounds all over his body, the victim faced a perilous situation.
The investigation revealed that the boy was in the company of his grandparent when the attack occurred. The grandparent was in a different room and heard the teenager’s screams, rushing to find him being viciously attacked by one up to six, pit bulls. Each of the pit bulls involved in the incident weighed around 120 pounds, making the attack particularly devastating.
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Prompt action was taken to airlift the boy to University Hospital, where he received life-saving treatment and was successfully stabilized. Though he is expected to survive, the road to recovery will undoubtedly be arduous.
In the aftermath of the attack, the six pit bulls were taken into custody as a precautionary measure. Two of the dogs were voluntarily surrendered by their owners, and authorities are considering euthanizing them due to the severity of the incident. The remaining four dogs have been placed under quarantine as the investigation unfolds.
Even though it is unclear whether the owners of the pit bulls will be prosecuted, Sheriff Salazar stated that this tragedy should not be seen as a “pit bull problem” because any dog has the potential to attack. Dog owners must take the necessary procedures to prevent such terrible incidents.
As the investigation into this harrowing attack continues, the community remains deeply shaken by the shocking nature of the incident. Authorities are committed to ensuring that justice is served and that measures are taken to prevent similar occurrences in the future.