Hall County

Baby attacked, killed by family dog, identified by sheriff's office

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — The Hall County Sheriff's Office says a 22-day-old baby died after being attacked by a dog inside her family's home.

On Thursday, the Sheriff's office identified the infant as 3-week-old Ruth Flores.

The sheriff said the attack happened at a home on Gillsville Highway, in a bedroom where the infant was sleeping.

The baby was rushed to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with serious injuries, where she died, officials said.

Hall County Animal Control took custody of the dog, which belonged to the family. Officials said the dog was a husky mix.

Hall County Sheriff's investigators are conducting a death investigation. So far, no one has been charged.

The name of the baby has not been released.


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