A two year old San Bernardino toddler was attacked and killed by a 'pit bull' at his home last night.
According to news reports, the young boy, identified as Nathan Aguirre, was out playing in the yard with his father for awhile and then the father went inside -- leaving the young boy alone with the family's two dogs in the enclosed back yard of the family home.
While both parents were inside, the boy was badly bitten in the head and neck and later died at Loma Linda University Hospital.
I'll post more details when/if they become available. We've seen this type of attack pretty regularly. Toddlers should not be left alone with dogs for any length of time - they just seem to have a way of falling on dogs, stepping on tails, hugging and otherwise hurting dogs which leads to significant bites. It's really unfortunate that the Associated Press report (which is already spreading around the media world) failed to mention that the child was left alone with the dogs unsupervised.
The zip code where the attack occurred, 92407, has a poverty level 50% higher than the state average with 18.6% of the population living below the poverty level, and 7.2% living below 50% of the poverty level.