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Six-year-old boy killed after being attacked by dogs

LAS CRUCES – Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a boy who allegedly died after being attacked by at least one dog on Monday.

The victim, a 6-year-old boy, was flown to an El Paso hospital on Nov. 22 after being attacked by a pack of dogs in a fenced area at his grandparents’ home in a Mesilla Park neighborhood by DASO Sheriff Kim Stewart .

Stewart said it was not clear how the boy got into the cage area, which was home to about half a dozen dogs.

She said that when MPs arrived around 9:45 am, the boy was given CPR before he was flown to El Paso. However, the boy died shortly after arriving at the hospital, the sheriff said.

While an investigation is underway, Stewart told Sun News that preliminary information suggested the incident was an accident. She said she would wait for an autopsy before confirming the boy’s cause of death.

This is a developing story.

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