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13-year-old hospitalized after pit bull attack

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A 13-year old boy is recovering with wounds to his face, legs and arm after being attacked by a pit bull.

Lexington County Deputy County Administrator Joe Murgo says the boy was attacked on Barretts Way Wednesday afternoon while walking home with a friend.

The dog responsible for the attack was eventually surrendered to the county, but Mergo says the owner has been issued three citations.

Two of the citations were for violation of the county's restraint law and a third was issued for not having up-to-date rabies vaccinations. Mergo said that the rabies violation was for a separate dog that was not involved in the attack.

The injuries to the boy were to the right side of his face, both his legs and on the arm near his wrist.

The boy is recovering at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital after undergoing surgery.

This is the second attack involving a pit bull in Lexington County this week. On Thursday, a 13-year-old girl was hospitalized after a pit bull attacked her near her home on Bethlehem Circle. A deputy had to shoot and kill the dog to be able to free the girl. She remains hospitalized.

This is also the fourth attack in various areas throughout North and South Carolina.

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