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Mitchell 6-year-old suffers bite from pit bull

A 6-year-old child was bitten by a pit bull Saturday near a residence in the 900 block of West Second Avenue in Mitchell, police say.

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According to Mitchell Police Sgt. Mike Koster, the child, whose name is not being released, suffered a small puncture wound near the throat and scratches across the face. Police were notified of the incident by staff at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital after the child was brought to the hospital for treatment.

It was unclear from the report whether the dog had been impounded, Koster said.