On July 14 at 8pm, Antioch Police officers responded to a local hospital for a 6 year old child who was reportedly attacked by a pit-bull while walking with his grandmother near the Antioch Marina.
Police say it was learned that the child was walking ahead of his grandmother on the raised wooden walkway heading towards downtown when a white pit-bull charged him and began attacking him.
The child suffered several wounds to his groin and upper legs. The owner of the dog arrived and fled with the dog towards the Marina.
The Grandmother took the child home and then to the hospital once she saw the severity of the injuries. The child was transferred to a hospital in San Francisco for treatment due his age and need for surgery.
Police say at the time of the report was written, the child had been treated and was admitted for observation. The injuries were not life threatening.
An extensive search was done of the downtown, marina, and surrounding areas using several officers and CCSO Helicopter Star 3 with negative results. A witness was located and she provided a description of the responsible dog and owner who appeared to be homeless.
Animal Control was advised of the incident and will be following up with officers. The search was complicated by the 150+ “Pokémon” players at the Marina and in the downtown area.
No update has been provided on this incident.