3-week-old baby bitten by dog, dies from injuries

A 3-week-old infant who suffered serious injuries when she was bitten by a dog, has died, deputies said late Tuesday afternoon.

The young infant was bitten inside a home in 2900 block of Gillsville Highway just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. The newborn was rushed to Northeast Georgia Medical Center where she later died.

Investigators said the child was sleeping in a bedroom when the attack took place. It was not immediately clear the type of dog which was involved.

The dog has been taken away by the Hall County Animal Control and Enforcement. Animal Control and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death.

No charges have been filed as of early Tuesday evening.

The name of the child has not been released.