DETROIT (FOX 2) - Authorities are investigating a shooting after a child was bitten by an unknown dog Monday on Detroit's east side.
The dog was shot dead after a 2-year-old girl was bitten at a home just after 10 a.m. in the 10700 block of Wayburn, which is near Whittier Ave and I-94. The girl was also hurt in the shooting.
Detroit police say the child was bitten and that the father got a gun and shot the dog. Police say the bullet went through the dog and that one of those bullets hit the girl in her arm, causing even more injury.
The Detroit Fire Deputy Commissioner Dave Fornell said that the father then took the child to the fire station nearby, where she was then transported to the hospital.
"Like any father, he was looking to protect the child. Period," said Detroit Police Capt. Gerry Johnson. "The father is extremely emotional right now."
We're told the child is expected to be okay. She was bitten on her head, cheeks and nose.
Police say the dog was not the family's dog and that no other dogs were in the house at the time of the attack. We're told someone opened up the front door and the large pitbull ran inside and began charging at the girl.
We're also told that Child Protective Services is investigating.