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5-year-old attacked by pit bull, recuperating

"Tiny" is the nearly 2-year-old male pit bull who neighbors say attacked Hunter Thorp. "Tiny" is the nearly 2-year-old male pit bull who neighbors say attacked Hunter Thorp.

By Ellen Krafve - email

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - 5-year-old Hunter Thorp is recuperating at Children's Medical Center in Dallas after being attacked by a neighbor's pit bull.

The attack happened shortly before 8pm, Thursday night just outside of Jacksonville off County Road 3331, near Kickapoo Street. According to Cherokee County official, Captain Chris White, the 5-year-old went into his neighbor's yard when he saw their dog was lose. Authorities say, no one was home when the boy was attacked.

The child was taken to the hospital in serious condition. He got out of surgery at about 6am Friday morning. The child sustained sever lacerations and bites to his scalp, and, officials say, he will most likely have to undergo reconstructive surgery to one of his hands.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's office is investigating the incident.

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