Feb 22, 2007 Neighbors rescue girl attacked by pit bull

Chicago – Hanna Walker felt helpless as she and several neighborhood children continued to strike a pit bull that had her 5-year-old "niece" clenched in its jaws Wednesday morning.

Despite repeated wallops with a wooden mop handle and screams from the school children standing nearby, the dog did not let go of Zaria Junius' scalp and shook the kindergartner violently, witnesses said.

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