Newborn mauled to death by family dog in Ohio

A vicious dog snarls and growls. (AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, Gary Cosby Jr.)

CLEVELAND, OH (AP) — Authorities say a 2-week-old girl has died after being attacked by a family dog in Cleveland.

Police say the infant was bitten shortly before 7 p.m. Friday and died about two hours later at a hospital.

Neighbors said the dog was often kept outside, and described it as being vicious and aggressive toward people and other animals.

The Cleveland police homicide unit, which is called to all deaths involving young children, is investigating.

Police haven’t released the infant’s name or other details about what happened.