Toddler dies after dog attack in Gilbert, babysitter also hurt in attack

GILBERT, AZ - A toddler has died after he was attacked by several dogs at his babysitter's home.

Fire officials said a 28-year-old babysitter and a 2 1/2-year-old received "significant" injuries after being attacked by the dogs near Val Vista and Germann roads in Gilbert Sunday afternoon.

The boy was taken to Gilbert Mercy Hospital where he died.

Gilbert police Sgt. Jesse Sanger said the babysitter was watching five children at her home while their parents were out of town. The children range in age from 2 1/2 to 9 years old.

Sanger said three of the babysitter's dogs got into a fight and she tried to break it up. The toddler somehow got involved in the fray and he was injured.

None of the other children were hurt.

Sanger said the babysitter is in surgery at a Scottsdale hospital.

Animal control officers took the dogs.

 

 

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