Two pit bull dogs were shot and killed by police after they mauled and seriously injured a young girl at a central New Jersey home.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said the attack occurred Thursday night in New Brunswick, but did not say what sparked the incident. He said the 4-year-old girl remained hospitalized Friday in critical condition, but further details on her injuries were not disclosed.
Carey said three officers fired an undisclosed number of shots and killed the dogs, whose owners have not been identified.
The child and her baby sitter, who was in the room at the time, were not injured by the gunfire. Their names have not been released.
No charges have been filed so far, but the investigation is ongoing.