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Posted: 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013
AP and KTVU.com
UNION CITY, Calif. —
A pit bull mix that bit and killed a six-year-old boy in Union City Monday has been euthanized, according to authorities.
The San Jose Mercury News reports the dog, a 2-year-old pit bull mix named Gava, was put down Tuesday.
Police said the dog bit Nephi Selu of Dixon on top of his head Monday morning at his grandparents' home in Union City.
Emergency crews took Nephi to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto. He was declared dead about 4½ hours after he was bitten.
The dog's owner was a San Mateo police officer and the boy's uncle. He believed the boy's injuries were not serious and went to work before learning the boy died.
The Mercury News reports that no charges have been filed in the case yet. Police are waiting for results of a coroner's report.
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