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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old boy was taken to a hospital after being bitten by the family dog in north Philadelphia.

A police spokesman says the child was attacked just before 3 p.m. Monday at the Feltonville home and suffered bites to his body.

Police say an unknown person shot the dog, killing the animal.

The boy was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital and placed in stable condition.