Statement on Fatal Lowell Dog Attack

Lowell— Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor have confirmed that at approximately 6:00 p.m.  Lowell Police received a report of an injured child at a Clare Street residence. Upon arrival authorities located a deceased seven-year-old male child. The preliminary investigation suggests that the child entered a fenced in area where two pit bulls were present, and that the child was attacked.

Following the attack one of the pit bulls escaped the enclosed area. That animal has subsequently located and euthanized. The other pit bull is in custody of animal control.

No additional information, including the identity of the deceased, will be released at this time. This remains an open and ongoing investigation by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Lowell Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and no charges have been filed.

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