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Police: 2-year-old airlifted after attacked by pit bull owned by mother's boyfriend

by staff & Kevin Reece / KHOU 11 News

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 31 at 6:20 PM

LEAGUE CITY, Texas— A 2-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital Monday morning after being mauled by a pit bull in League City. Her mother was also injured while trying to protect her.

Police say Chelsi Camp, 23, was pet sitting the dog for her boyfriend when the animal suddenly attacked the toddler.

The dog bit Camp as she tried to get it away from her child and she called 911. Police say the dog had the victims cornered in a bathroom when an officer arrived.

"When our officer arrived on scene the dog was still attacking both," said Reagan Pena with the League City Police Department.

The officer shot the dog once to stop the attack.  

Police said Camp’s daughter had severe injuries to the face and head. Memorial Hermann Hospital is not releasing information about her condition.

Camp is in good condition at Memorial Hermann with injuries on her hands and arms.

"I’m just praying that her and her daughter are OK," said neighbor and friend Keri Reese through tears. "I have a 2 year old, as well, and I can only imagine what they’re going through. So I’m just praying that they’re OK."

"So sad. So young to have something like that happen to you and your family. It’s horrible," said neighbor Benjamin Hernandez. "It’s so sad what a dog can do, that caliber of a dog, could to do one’s body, tear it up like that." 

The attack happened at the Avana at South Shore apartments in the 2800 block of E. League City Parkway shortly before 8:45 a.m.

Camp is a manager at the complex.

League City police say charges are unlikely in this case.

The dog was still alive after the officer shot it so it was euthanized by animal control officers.