MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — Two children were killed and their mother was seriously injured after being attacked by their family dogs on Wednesday afternoon.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said the attack happened inside a home in the 700 block of Sylvan Road near Shelby Forest State Park around 3:30 p.m.
Deputies say two dogs attacked a 2-year-old girl, a 5-month-old boy, and their mother.
Shelby County Sheriff Public Information Officer John Morris said both dogs appeared to be Pitbulls and were taken by animal control.
Both children were pronounced dead at the scene. The mother was transported to Regional One in critical condition.
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We asked if charges would be filed but were told this is still an ongoing investigation.
WREG will update when more information becomes available.