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Boy, 2, is fatally mauled by family dog in San Diego

July 31, 2010 |  4:27 pm

A 2-year-old boy was fatally mauled Saturday morning by a German shepherd in the family home in off-base military housing in San Diego, police said.

The child was rushed to Rady Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The family lives in military housing in the Tierrasanta neighborhood; the father is forward deployed. The dog was the family pet.

The boy's mother was sleeping at the time of the incident, police said. The death is under investigation.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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