Fort Worth

December 10, 2013

Dog attacks girl in Diamond Hill area of north Fort Worth

A similar attack happened a week ago in the same general area, and another dog attack was reported early Friday in southeast Fort Worth, authorities have reported.

A girl was seriously injured by a dog Tuesday afternoon in the Diamond Hill neighborhood of north Fort Worth, authorities said.

A similar attack happened a week ago in the same area, and a third attack was reported early Friday in southeast Fort Worth.

Tuesday’s attack was reported about 4 p.m. in the 2800 block of Hutchinson Street, according to an initial police report.

The girl, whose name and age were unavailable, was taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center with serious injuries that are not life-threatening, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said.

According to the initial police report, a 911 caller said a dog attacked a child who had “several injuries.” The caller said a “pit bull” was at the location.

No other information was available early Tuesday evening.

On Dec. 3, a 45-year-old Diamond Hill man was seriously injured while trying to rescue his dog from three other dogs in the 3300 block of North Crump Street. Those dogs, described as “pit bull mixes,” were shot and killed by police.

That location is about 11/2 miles northwest of Tuesday’s attack.

On Friday, a man was attacked by three dogs in the 3800 block of Avenue M in the southeast Fort Worth. Those dogs were also described as being pit bull mixes. One was shot by police, and two were caught and removed by animal control officers.

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