A 24-year-old man died after being bitten on the neck by a pit bull dog

A young The 24-year-old died in the early hours of this Saturday after being attacked by one Pit bull dog in a house in the Villa Muñoz neighborhood of Montevideo.

Police were alerted at around 5:45 a.m. that a dog had injured a person in a house in Democracia, near Hocquart.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered the door to the home was open and barking could be heard from inside. Police saw a large pit bull barking and biting what they initially thought was an object.

One of the uniformed officers entered the house and saw that the dog was actually biting a man on the neck, so he fired three shots at the animal to save the person from the attack.

At that moment, the dog left the location and climbed some stairs, out of sight of the police. The man remained on the floor, his body preventing officers from entering the home. Through a window in the door they saw heavy bleeding and that the man had a two-inch hole in his neck and no vital signs.

The animal had to be neutralized using a cell phone from the police K9 squad, which arrived at the scene around 6:50 a.m. When they were able to enter the location around 7 a.m., medical staff confirmed the victim’s death.

In addition, a 40-year-old man was bitten by a dog and was released on site. He told police that he had visited the apartment and the animal attacked him and bit him on the foot. The victim said he didn’t know the dog’s origins.

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The head of Department 4 recognized that the dog was linked to two previous complaints about incidents in the neighborhood, while a neighbor who lived across the street from where the events occurred explained that it was common for the dog to be together seen walking together with a female dog of the same breed on a leash. Down the street and then enter the House of Facts.

The prosecutor of the 8th shift of Flagrania, Leonardo Morales, ordered the intervention of the Commission for Responsible Husbandry and Animal Welfare (Cotryba) while the circumstances in which the events occurred are investigated.

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