SPRING, Texas -

A young child remains in serious, but stable condition, hours after being attacked the family's dog.

Harris County Precinct 4 Deputies told Local 2 the child was attacked around 9:15 Saturday night at a home on Taylorgate near Verngate Drive, near Spring.

The child was at a family member's party when the attack happened.  Family members told deputies they didn't know why the dog attacked the child.

Someone shot the dog, but the bullet only grazed the pit bull.  Animal control officers showed up, but we're told the officers did not remove the dog from the property.

The child was transported to the Kingwood Hospital in serious but stable condition.