The toddler mauled in a pit bull attack Tuesday morning is the son of Syrian refugees who moved here in August.
A male and female pit bull on Valley View Street attacked the 19-month-old boy about 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
A responding Greensboro police officer shot the male pit bull. Animal control captured the female dog, which was euthanized later that day. Both dogs are being tested for rabies.
The injured child is the youngest of five boys, ages 19 months to 11 years old. He was taken to Brenner Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition Wednesday.
The Syrian family came to Greensboro in mid-August, said Alice Stewart. She’s a member of College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, which began helping the family in December.
The family farmed in Syria, Stewart said, but had to flee when the bombing started several years ago. The father and the oldest son, who was 7 at the time, suffered head injuries in the bombing, she said. They went to Jordan, where they lived for four years before they were approved to come to the United States.
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