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1-Year-Old Texas Boy Mauled to Death by 3 Dogs While at Babysitter’s Home: Police

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Police in Texas say three dogs mauled a toddler at his babysitter’s home, killing him.

Around 11 a.m. on April 15, investigators were called to the Duncanville home and found a 1-year-old boy unconscious, Duncanville Police said at a press conference.

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The boy was rushed to Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Dallas, where he died, officials said.

Authorities said there were other children in the home at the time, but they were not harmed.

Neighbors told police that the woman who owns the home has been babysitting for family friends for years.

At the press conference, Duncanville Police Chief Matthew Stogner said, “We took possession of the dogs. The dogs were confined in the house. They were not loose. The resident attempted to pull the dogs from the infant unsuccessfully until the officers got there.”

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Officials said the three dogs were all shepherd mixes — a 100-pound male and two 80-pound females. Authorities did not say what would happen to the dogs.

Stogner said the dogs were outside the home, but somehow got inside and attacked the boy, who was identified as Shiraz Amal Asirvadam.

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Police said they are looking into the possibility of criminal charges.

David Trout, a neighbor, told WFAA, “I don’t wish this on anybody. Especially her (referring to the homeowner). I know she is devastated by this and will be for quite some time.”

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