GRANITE BAY (CBS13) – An infant has been mauled to death by a family dog in Granite Bay.

Deputies responded to a home in Granite Bay just after 3 p.m. Friday after the dog, a pit bull, attacked and mauled a 13-month old baby boy, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Department statement.

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The child was at home with a family member when the child was attacked. They were able to get the dog away from the child and call 911. The child was then rushed to Roseville Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Scott said there doesn’t appear to be signs of negligence on the part of the family member, which wasn’t the boy’s parent, and that the dog’s attack was unprovoked.

The dog is described as a nine-year-old pit bull. It’s currently with animal control and hasn’t been put down.

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Detectives from the Crimes Against Persons (CAP) Unit are said to be investigating the incident.