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Vista boy hospitalized after family pit bull bites his head

Posted: 10:41 AM, Apr 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-24 20:36:21-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV)--A five-year-old boy had to be airlifted to Rady Children's Hospital Sunday after he was bitten on the head by a family dog. 

Vista Fire Department responded to a call of a child attacked by a pit bull at 5:08 p.m. at 1019 Rhea Place. 

The boy was reportedly in stable condition despite his injuries. 

Animal control took custody of the canine. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy