4-year-old boy killed by dogs in Houston suburb

A 4-year-old boy was killed when dogs attacked him in a Houston suburb on Wednesday, according to police.

Cops were called to a dog fight in Baytown around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, local NBC affiliate KPRC reported. When officers arrived, they discovered the child suffering from serious injuries and an adult who was also injured in the incident.

The boy, whose identity has not been released, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to KPRC.

The injured adult, who lived in the Baytown home about 20 miles east of downtown Houston, was not hospitalized, police said. Investigators said the adult was injured while trying to help the boy.

Cops did not identify the dogs owners and did not say if anyone was arrested in connection with the reported dog fight. Police also did not identify the breed of the dogs, but did say animal control officers arrived and took them away.

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