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Boy, 16, dies after attack by 3 dogs in Dallas-area backyard

Boy, 16, dies after attack by 3 dogs in Dallas-area backyard Photo: blhphotography / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Updated: August 11, 2019 02:31 PM

Police say a 16-year-old boy has died after being mauled by three pit bulls inside the fenced backyard of a Dallas-area home where the dogs lived.

Irving police on Sunday announced the boy's death. One officer was treated for a dog bite.

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A police statement says officers responded around 5 a.m. Saturday to reports of a dog attack and arrived to find the dogs mauling the boy, who did not live at the home. The teen died Saturday night at a hospital. His name hasn't been released.

Police shot one of the dogs, who later had to be euthanized. The other two were taken to a shelter.

Irving police are investigating why the teen was at the home. The owner told investigators that the boy was trespassing.

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