LORAIN — A Lorain boy had to be transported by LifeFlight after he was attacked by a "large white pit bull type dog" yesterday afternoon and received severe injuries to his face and arm.
Tyzhon Wannamaker, 5, was taken first to Mercy hospital and then flown to Rainbow Babies & Children's hospital. He is listed in stable condition today.
Officers were called to 903 W. 14th St. about 5:15 p.m. yesterday and found the dog covered in blood. The child had already apparently been taken into the house, the report said.
The boy's mother told police her two sons were playing outside when the 7-year-old ran inside screaming that a dog had Tyzhon. She told officers she ran outside to see the dog had her son in its mouth shaking him from side to side.
The mother said she began looking for something to beat the dog with, but her aunt who lives below her was already outside beating the dog. She said they took Tyzhon to into the aunt's residence and called 911.
Police had difficulty determining who the dog belonged to, but the mother finally told them her cousin had come to the home with a male several days earlier, and he had brought the dog, the report said. Since then, the dog had just been hanging around, she said.
The county dog warden arrived and was able to take the dog into custody without incident, the report said.