A pitbull dog killed a year-old baby and seriously injured his mother in his home in the town of La Tablada, La Matanza party.
A police chief reported that the incident occurred at noon yesterday at a house on Otamendi Street at 5300, where Moira Rodriguez, a year old, was attacked by her pit bull dog. His mother, Alejandra Penda, 30, tried to defend her by hearing the screams of the girl in the courtyard of her home and was also attacked by the animal. Mother and daughter were helped by the neighbors who controlled the animal with sticks, which ended up fleeing towards the street.
The baby, as a result of severe head injuries, died when she was transferred to the Ballestrini Hospital in Ciudad Evita, while her mother, who was in the same health center, underwent a delicate intervention to save her arm, police. The dog, who had taken to the street, was captured by neighborhood residents and taken to the Villegas Zoonosis Center.