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Las Vegas child dead, dog euthanized after attack

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Houses in an east Las Vegas neighborhood where a child was attacked by a dog on Aug. 17, 2016. (Source: FOX5) Houses in an east Las Vegas neighborhood where a child was attacked by a dog on Aug. 17, 2016. (Source: FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A canine that attacked and killed a small child Wednesday in the east Las Vegas Valley was euthanized.

According to Dan Kulin, spokesman for Clark County Animal Control, the dog involved in the attack was euthanized Thursday morning.

The dog was taken into custody after the attack that happened before 3:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of Duck Hills Springs Drive, near East Desert Inn Road, according to Las Vegas Metro police.

Metro Lt. Timothy Hatchet said the child was visiting a friend’s house when the dog, a pit bull, attacked. The child was taken to Sunrise Hospital Trauma, where he was later pronounced dead.

On Friday, the Clark County Coroner's Office identified the child as 9-year-old Derion Jayvon Stevenson. The boy died of blunt force injuries of head and neck as a result of an accident.

Metro detectives were investigating the attack Wednesday night.

Stay with FOX5 for updates. 

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