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Sep102007

German Shepherd Mauls 3-year old Boy

Authorities have released more information concerning the three-year old boy who was mauled by a dog yesterday morning. 3-year old Randy Sharke and his parents live next door to his grandfather on Prevette Ridge Road. His folks say Randy walked over to his granddad's on his own about 9:30 yesterday morning. No one was home, it turns out. His granddad, Melvin Day, owns a German Shepherd. It's unclear what caused the dog to turn on Randy, but his parents heard the boy screaming and went to help him, finding him behnd the house. He was severely injured, and airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. His current condition is not available.

Deputies and animal control officers were able to capture the dog without injuring themselves or the pet.

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