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Family's pit bull attacks 6-year-old near Bernie, MO

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BERNIE, MO (KFVS) -

A pit bull was shot and killed after attacking two family members.

According to Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner, it happened at a home west of Bernie, Missouri.

A family pet first attacked a 6-year-old. The pit bull attacked little girl. Three deputies responded.

She was air lifted to Children's Hospital in St. Louis

The dog was put in a cage inside a shed and animal control from Dexter showed up.

The pet's owner went to get dog out of cage, and the dog got out and attacked another family member.

The dog was shot and killed.

The little girl was scheduled to have surgery Wednesday morning in St. Louis.

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