Child attacked by dog in northwest Houston, authorities say

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

HOUSTON - A child was attacked by a dog Friday in the Inwood neighborhood of northwest Houston, authorities said.

The attack was reported about 7:30 a.m. on Alabonson Road near Bayou Forest Drive.

According to a tweet by the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office, the 5-year-old child suffered injuries to the leg. The injuries are not considered life-threatening, according to the tweet.

Someone nearby shot and killed the dog before authorities arrived, according to the tweet.

An investigation is underway, according to the tweet.

This story is developing.

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