A 7-year-old boy in Lowell, Massachusetts was mauled to death on Saturday by two pit bulls after he entering a fenced area which contained the dgos.
"I heard someone yelling, 'It's my baby! It's my baby!' and I come to find out that it was my daughter's friend's son," neighbor Annmarie Dizazzo told Boston 25 News.
“A child’s being attacked by some sort of animal,” the 911 operator told police at the time of the incident, according to the Washington Post. “Apparently the dog will not let go of the child.”
Neighbor David Swiniarski’s roommate called 911.
“He was already gone as soon as we got there. No one knew what to do — probably 15 people just watching it happen ... just screaming,” he told the Boston Herald, adding that it was horrific to watch.
By the time police arrived, the child was already dead. One of the dogs escaped the fenced in area and charged at a cop, who shot the dog. But, that didn’t slow down the animal.
“Lowell, shots fired, the dog is hit, it’s still coming at me,” the officer told the operator.
The shot dog was captured soon after and euthanized. The other pit bull is being held by animal control officials, according to the Boston Globe. As of now, no charges have been filed and the child has not publicly been identified, according to Fox News. A neighbor told WHDH that the victim's mother is “trying to wake up from this nightmare.” Another neighbor, Giovanni Miranda, described the child: “I’d see him riding his bike up and down the street. He was just a little boy who loved to be free, always smiling, always laughing."