Police Investigating After Dog Bites Children in Bridgeport

Police are investigating after a dog bit two children in Bridgeport Wednesday night. 

Officers responded to Pearl Harbor Street at 5:48 p.m. after receiving a report that a dog bit a child who had been transported to the hospital. 

Two children, a 7-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl, were playing in the house when the dog bit the 7-year-old in the buttocks, police said. 

The 7-year-old was able to get free from the dog and went to jump out of the open first-floor window to get away from the dog, according to police. 

When he ran toward the window, the 10-year-old went to restrain the dog by the harness to protect her friend and the dog bit her, police said. 

The girl sustained lacerations and puncture wounds to her left ear as well as bites to her left shoulder, upper lip, left hand, stomach and right thigh. 

She was transferred to Bridgeport Hospital and received plastic surgery. Her mother told police she will need follow-up surgeries and they are trying to control the pain for her.

Police said they have not been able to find the boy and his mother said she would take him to the hospital, but there has been no record that happened.

Bridgeport Animal Control has the dog in custody and they are trying to reach the owner, who is in New York. Police said he is a family member of one of the victims.

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