SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WREG) — Two children were killed and their mother was seriously injured after they were attacked by their family dogs in Shelby County 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.
According to deputies, two dogs attacked a 2-year-old girl, a 5-month-old boy, and their mother.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer John Morris said both dogs appeared to be pit bulls and were taken by animal control.
Both children were pronounced dead at the scene. The mother was transported to Regional One in critical condition. She was later upgraded to stable condition.
On Thursday, Oct. 6, the sheriff’s office announced that the dogs responsible for the attack were euthanized by Memphis Animal Services.
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News 2’s sister station, WREG, asked if charges would be filed, but was told this is still an ongoing investigation.