Mother Killed By Her Four Dogs In Own Home: Police

A woman was brutally attacked and killed by her four dogs in her own California home, according to police.

The dogs attacked the woman, believed to be in her 20s, in Elizondo Street in the unincorporated East Valinda area of the San Gabriel Valley, at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Fox11.

Industry Sheriff's Station Sgt. V. Munshi told the network the woman was in the backyard of her home with her son when they were both attacked.

He added both the mother and her child were bitten and taken to a nearby hospital where the woman was pronounced dead.

According to the network, the woman suffered major injuries to her head as well as one arm.

The woman's son was treated for his minor injuries, according to Fox11.

Sgt. Munshi told the network that the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Control officers took the dogs into custody.

He did not know what breed the dogs were and the name of the victim was not released to the public.

Newsweek has contacted the Industry Sheriff's Station for comment.

Earlier this month, a man from Montana was found dead after he was killed by a pack of dogs, according to his family.

Duke Little Whirlwind, 58, was found just before noon on Sunday on a dirt road near his home in the Northern Cheyenne Reservation of Lame Deer in Rosebud County.

His niece, Avalee Little Whirlwind, told KRTV that her uncle had left at about 11 a.m. that morning in order to fetch a bicycle that he repaired.

But, Whirlwind never returned home and his body was later discovered by a neighbor.

In October a boy who was mauled by a dog in his backyard died from his injuries, his parents said.

James McNeelis had been playing with his new rescue dog at his home Kiefer, Oklahoma when his parents called him inside for dinner.

According to KJRH, the child's body was later found by his father.

A statement from the Creek County Sheriff's Office said the rescue dog was taken to an animal control facility and an investigation by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife indicated the child was attacked by the family dog.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million people are bitten each year in the U.S.

It claims almost one in five people bitten by dogs need medical attention and that children are the most common victims of dog bites and are "far more likely to be severely injured."

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