Location: Bourbonnais, Illinois
Victim: 3-week old child
Circumstances: Child was on a bed when the dog grabbed the child and bit him several times on the head. Child died at the hospital.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- A 3-week-old child is dead after being mauled by the family dog in the north-central Illinois community of Bourbonnais.
Bourbonnais police say the child died late Monday in Chicago after being transported from a Kankakee hospital. The family's names have not been released.
The child's mother called 911 about 5:45 p.m. Monday to report that the family dog, a Siberian Husky, had pulled the infant off of a bed in the master bedroom and dragged the child into a hallway. The child suffered multiple bite injuries to the head.
Police said Tuesday that the dog has been removed from the home without incident and is impounded at Kankakee County animal control.