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Family dog kills newborn in Monday night attack

NORWICH, Conn. / CNN — A 1-month-old baby is dead after being attacked by a dog in Norwich, Connecticut on Monday night.

Officers responded to a home around 8:30 p.m. after reports of a dog attack, police said.

When rescue crews arrived, they found an infant that had been attacked by the family’s dog. They said they tried to save the newborn, but the child eventually died of their injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The dog was described as a pit bull mix. Police told Channel 3 that the family is heartbroken. They have been providing support and counseling to both the family and the officers who responded to the scene.

The Norwich Police Department said it is investigating the attack.

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