SALISBURY, N.C. - Police are investigating a 6-month-old boy’s death after he was attacked by a dog Tuesday afternoon at his babysitter's home in Salisbury.
Officers said the babysitter sat Jacari Long down in the living room of her home on Wilson Road and walked outside to clean the back seat of her car because they were about to leave.
While outside, the babysitter reportedly heard her mother scream, ran back inside and found her boxer pitbull mix attacking the baby.
The boy was rushed to Novant Health-Rowan and then airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, where he died.
Animal Control officials took custody of the dog.
Channel 9 is working to find out if the babysitter will face any charges.
This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.
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