CARTERET, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A young child died after being attacked by dogs in Middlesex County on Tuesday.
It happened around 4:30 p.m. at a house on Laurel Street in Carteret.READ MORE: 5 Cases Of Omicron Variant Found In New York, Gov. Hochul Says
According to prosecutors, the 3-year-old child and the child’s mother were in their backyard when two dogs attacked.
One neighbor heard a woman screaming for help.READ MORE: Federal Authorities Investigating Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Andrew Cuomo
“Just, ‘Help me, help me,'” neighbor Jeet Debinder said. “It’s very, very bad, too, you know.”
The child was airlifted to a local hospital but could not be saved.MORE NEWS: NYC's New Overdose Prevention Sites Save Lives, Concern Neighbors
Prosecutors say the child’s mother was seriously injured.