An 11-year old boy has severe facial injuries after a pit bull attacked him Saturday afternoon at a southern Riverside County home.
The boy was playing inside a home in the 2700 block of Stueber Lane in Winchester (map) when the 2-year-old female dog, owned by the victim's cousin, lunged at him, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services said.
The boy was able to fight off the initial attack with a pool cue, but the dog attacked again, causing a severe lower lip injury.
Animal services officials said they believe the attack was unprovoked and the dog has since been euthanized. The dog's remains wil be sent to a lab for rabies testing.
The identities of the boy and dog’s owners have not been released.