- Date of death: June 10, 2021
- Death Age: 3-year-old
- Cause of Death : fell from window/mauled by pitbulls
The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has taken over the lead in an investigation where a child was killed in Elizabeth on Wednesday evening.
Residents described to RLS Media the gruesome scene that played out at a home in the 400 block of South 5th Street around 5:25 p.m.
According to residents, emergency responders flooded the neighborhood after they learned of an injured child.
When police and EMS arrived at the scene, they found a severely injured 3-year-old lying on the ground bleeding heavily.
According to a preliminary investigation, the unidentified child fell 15ft from the back window of the two-story house, where he reportedly suffered a neck injury.
While on the ground, residents told RLS Media that two aggressive pitbulls began to tear at several parts of the boy’s body, including his lower extremities.
Elizabeth Police secured the scene, then did everything they could to save the boy before he was rushed to Trinitas Hospital where he died at 6:30 p.m.
Elizabeth City officials would only confirm the child’s death and that the investigation was being handled by The Union County Prosecutor’s Office.
With the announcement of the death of the deceased, social media pages have been flooded with tributes, kind words and prayers from family, friends and loved ones.
It is hard to loose someone and we send our best wishes, prayers and love to the deceased’s family, friends and everyone affected by this loss.
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