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5 yr. old moore tornado survivor killed by a dog attack

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From Tulsa Local news Channel 8 - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather


A 5-year-old boy who survived last month’s EF-5 tornado in Moore was killed in a dog attack in Arkansas this weekend.

The boy and his family were visiting relatives in Jessieville, near Hot Springs after they lost their home in the May 20 tornado.

"His family actually had lost everything in a storm in Oklahoma, and was staying here," said Scott Hinojosa with the Garland County Sheriff's Department.

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The family tried rushing the boy to the hospital, meeting an ambulance before it got there. Paramedics transported the child to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Garland County deputies and animal control spent Sunday searching for the dog.

"One of the deputies said that possibly the dog thought that he was going to harm the female, that he was staying there with," said Deputy Hinojosa said. "He was mad about putting some shoes on, and possibly that's what caused the attack."

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