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: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
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: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
“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: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
Prosecutors say the child’s mother was seriously injured.