A nine year old girl is dead after being attacked by a pit bull in the backyard of a New York home.
Police said the girl was at the home visiting at the time the attack occurred. Police reported firing several gunshots at the dog, killing him.
The girl was transported to Franklin Hospital Medical Center where she was in critical condition but died shortly after arriving.
The owner of the pit bull, twenty nine year old, Carlyle Arnold was arrested at the scene on unrelated charges.