4-year-old attacked by pit bull in Wayne County

WAYNESBORO, Miss. (WTOK) - A 4-year-old Wayne County girl was airlifted to a Jackson hospital Thursday after she was attacked by a pit bull.

Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley says the attack happened in the Maynor Creek area in the western part of Wayne County.

Sheriff Ashley tells Newscenter 11 the little girl was bitten repeatedly in the face by the dog. The pit bull was euthanized.

Ashley says there are conflicting reports as to whether the dog was secured or was running loose at the time of the mauling. No charges have been filed against the owner of the pit bull.

Sheriff Ashley says the investigation is continuing.