NC child mauled by 2 pit bulls; one dog killed by deputies

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ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. — A 7-year-old Onslow County boy was mauled by two pit bulls on Wednesday afternoon.

According to WITN, Sheriff Hans Miller said the youngster had serious injuries to his face and was immediately transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Miller said both dog were pit bulls. One of the dogs was killed by deputies and another was captured by animal control officers.

The owner of the dogs was not home when deputies arrived.

There is no word on if the owner will face charges or what led up to the attack.