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Baby girl in Sherman Oaks dies after being mauled by a dog

An infant girl died Saturday after she was mauled by a dog in a Sherman Oaks home, authorities said.

The incident was reported at 3:25 p.m. in the 14400 block of Benefit Street, said Officer Stacy Ball of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The 3-month-old girl later died of her injuries, police said.

“It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of the baby,” LAPD Capt. Lillian Carranza tweeted Saturday night. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. The Mayor’s Crisis Response Team will be by the family’s side during this difficult time.”

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Three dogs were in the home and police did not know which one mauled the infant, so all of them were taken into custody by animal control officers, Ball said.


UPDATES:

10:40 p.m.: Updated to make the infant’s age 3 months.

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9:30 p.m.: This article was updated with new information from police about the infant’s death.

This article was originally posted at 8 p.m.


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