Skokie - An 11-year-old north suburban boy was hospitalized Tuesday morning after he was bit by his family’s pit bull.
About 11:15 a.m., the boy was sitting on the couch next to the dog in the 8300 block of Christiana Avenue in Skokie. A family member then heard barking and screaming at the home, according to Skokie Police Officer Eric Swaback.
The dog and boy had been separated when police and fire officials arrived at the scene. The boy suffered “numerous” puncture and bite marks, and was taken to Skokie Hospital, Swaback said. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The dog was taken away by animal control.
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Norridge - Vincenzo Recchia, 48, of the 4900 block of North Chester Avenue, Norridge, was cited July 5 for having an unleashed vicious dog and not having a local dog license. Police said Recchia's pit bull got loose and attacked a Chihuahua and a miniature pinscher as they were being walked by their owner on the 4800 block of Greenwood Avenue.
|File photo of a pit bull|
The only other recorded pit bull attack in Norridge is this same owner and pit bull's attack almost exactly 2 years ago in 2014. The link is below in related posts.
Jun 23, 2014 Pit bull Escapes Fenced Yard Attacks Dog and Owner