A 10-year-old boy was critically injured after a pit bull attacked him in an East Frankford ballpark Sunday morning.
It happened around 11:15a.m. in the middle of a baseball field on the 1900 block of Wakeling Street.
Philadelphia police said three boys were in the park with two pit bull dogs when the dogs turned on the victim.
"The early reports that we got is that they thought there was a trash bag that was being shredded by the dogs. They did not realize it was a young boy,” Capt. Benjamin Naish said.
Police said the other two boys fled with the dogs leaving the victim behind.
The 10-year-old suffered serious injuries to his right arm and puncture wounds to his left arm neck and back, according to investigators.
He underwent surgery at Saint Christopher Hospital in an attempt to save his right arm, according to police.
Police are still searching for the dogs. Northeast detectives are also urging the parents of the two boys to contact them as quickly as possible.
This is the third pit bull attack in as many days in Philadelphia.
A woman was killed Saturday when she was attacked by one of her mother's pit bulls.
And on Friday, a 52-year old woman nearly lost her hand whenher pet pit bull latched onto her wrist and refused to let go.