SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- New details are emerging after an infant was attacked by a pit bull in Logan Heights Monday night.
Family members now say the dog broke free of its leash before running to the infant’s bouncy chair. The pit bull was reportedly startled by the chair, leading to the attack.
8-week-old Jema Gonzales is said to be in serious condition and has so far had one surgery.
The incident happened on Irving Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Monday. After the attack, paramedics took Jema to the hospital with lacerations to the face and possibly a punctured eye.
Witnesses originally said the dog licked then bit Jema’s face. The dog’s owner reportedly had to pry the dog’s jaw off the baby.