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Central Florida newborn dies after attack by pit bull

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DUNNELLON, Fla. – A 5-day-old girl was killed after the family's pit bull got in her crib and attacked her, according to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said they are investigating the girl's death as an accident and no criminal charges are expected to be filed.

The Citrus County Chronicle reported the attack took place early last week.

Arriving deputies found a family member performing CPR on the infant who was still somewhat responsive. The girl was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A relative told deputies that the dog had jumped on a bed which was next to the bassinet and started attacking the baby girl.

Animal control officers took the pit bull to an animal shelter where the dog was euthanized.