February 28, 2014 2:49 pm -

A North Carolina family’s pet pit bull killed 3-year-old Braelynn Rayne Coulter as the two were playing. She died of injuries sustained to her lower abdomen.

The dog, a male, was transported to the Guilford County Animal Shelter. He will likely be euthanized within the next few weeks, after police complete their investigation.

A family spokesperson said the dog has never been aggressive before and was a loving family pet, but neighbors said they had witnessed it attack other dogs and didn’t allow their child out to play if the dog was outside.

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