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A pack of dogs attacks and kills a young boy, injures his mother

A young boy has died and his mother was hospitalized after being attacked by a pack of dogs over the weekend, according to tribal authorities.

The incident happened late Saturday afternoon around 5:51 p.m. when officers from the Fort Hall Police Department at Idaho were sent to a home in Fort Hall in response to a “report of a young boy who had been attacked by multiple dogs and was unconscious,” according to a Shoshone-Bannock Tribes social media press release.

“Fort Hall Police report that the two non-tribal victims involved, a mother and son, were taken to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho,” the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes statement read. “The four dogs involved in the attack were two Rottweilers and two mixed breeds.”

Officials say the owners of the dogs that attacked the boy and his mother were non-tribal members who owned the property where the attack took place.

All four dogs were put down by tribal authorities following the attack and the dog owners were cited for 15 violations of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Animal Ordinance, including attacking vicious animals , vaccination against rabies and exceeding the limit of canine or feline animals.

“We would like to ask the public to respect the privacy of the family at this time,” said Vice President Donna Thompson of the Fort Hall Business Council (FHBC).

“The Fort Hall Business Council wishes to extend its sincere condolences to the family of the young man who lost his life in this tragic incident,” the statement continued. “The FHBC would also like to thank the emergency agencies and first responders for their quick response.”

Fort Hall Criminal Investigators, FBI, Fort Hall Police and Fish & Game are currently conducting an ongoing investigation into the attack, and the case is expected to be referred to the United States Attorney for review of possible federal charges.

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