A 2-year-old boy in Tierrasanta was killed in his home today by his family’s German Shepard dog, according to San Diego police.
Police received a call around 11:30 a.m. reporting the attack at 3529 Lofberg St., said Sgt. Ray Battrick of SDPD.
The child was brought to Rady Children’s Hospital in Serra Mesa but did not survive, Battrick said. His name was not immediately released.
He said the boy’s mother was at home during the attack and his father is deployed in military service.
The dog was secured and animal control officers were called to the scene, Battrick said. Detectives are investigating the incident for any possible child abuse, Battrick said.