JOLIET, Ill. — A 17-month-old girl was killed in a pit bull attack last weekend during a Fourth of July party in Illinois, authorities said.
Authorities responded to the home shortly before 1:30 a.m. and found the girl unresponsive with multiple bite wounds, the Herald-News reported. Crews rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she later died.
The Will County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Marley Wilander, according to the newspaper.
The dog is now in the custody of Animal Control, police said.
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