Infant Injured by Family Dog Dies in Hospital

August 7, 2017 Updated: August 7, 2017

An infant who was injured by the family dog last month has died, according to officials in Maine.

Police and fire personnel in Bangor went to a home on July 29 after getting a call about an injured infant.

The child was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center after the injury. The child then succumbed to those injuries and was pronounced dead later at the hospital, WCVB-TV reported.

An investigation is ongoing.

“Unfortunately, the child succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital,” Sgt. Brent Beaulieu said in a statement, WCSH-TV reported.

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Bangor Police Department is now overseeing the case.

No further information is available.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 4.5 million dog bites take place each year. The most at-risk group are children between the ages of 5 and 9.