Dog Attacks Child In Chicago And Causes Serious Injuries

There was a vicious dog attack Monday night (August 4, 2014) of a 6-year-old boy in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood (Chicago’s South Side.)

The dog attack happened before 6:15 p.m. while children attended a birthday party.  As they were in the back yard of a house in the 7400 block of South Champlain Avenue, a pit bull bit the boy in the face and leg, causing extensive injuries.

Various people had to physically intervene and threaten the dog before it and another pit bull left the area.

The boy was identified as Armani McKinnis.  He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition.

An excerpt from the abc7chicago.com article (with video) of August 5, 2014, titled “Armani McKinnis, 6, attacked by dog in Park Manor“:

McKinnis is hospitalized at Comer Children’s Hospital, where he underwent plastic surgery for extensive injuries to his face, legs and hand. He was in the intensive care unit on Tuesday afternoon and is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Chicago dog attack can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article mentioned above as well as the August 5 Chicago Tribune article titled “Boy, 6, seriously injured in dog attack on South Side.”

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