Infant Dies After Being Mauled by Dogs in Sherman Oaks Home: LAPD

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An infant is dead after she was attacked by multiple dogs at a Sherman Oaks home on Saturday, according to Los Angeles police Capt. Lillian Carranza.

The incident occurred in the 14400 block of Benefit Street on Saturday afternoon, Carranza said in a tweet.

The 3-month-old child was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.

Carranza indicated the girl was in her own home when she was attacked.

While Carranza indicated multiple dogs were involved, City News Service reported only one dog hurt the girl, although three were present in the home.

All three of the pets were taken into custody because authorities were unsure which one had attacked the child, according to the wire service.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends,” Carranza tweeted, adding that the mayor’s crisis response team would be in contact with the girl’s family.

LAPD did not respond to requests for further details from KTLA.

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