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A pit bull mauled a man like a chew toy when he climbed through a window in his family's New Orleans home. The fatal dog attack occurred at a residence on South Claiborne Avenue at 6:41 p.m. on Sunday.

New Orleans Police spokesman Juan Barnes said the 66-year-old man suffered deep lacerations on both arms and died of severe blood loss. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was a relative of the family that resided in the home. The pit bull was the family pet.

The Louisiana SPCA took control of the dog as police continue the investigation.

Pit bulls are an aggressive breed that are trained to fight to the death. They kill by locking their massive jaws on the victim and shaking the victim like a rag doll.

The DailyMail.com reports there have been at least 11 fatal pit bull attacks so far this year, with 31 people killed by pit bulls in the first nine months of 2020. A majority of the victims were infants and toddlers.

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The rumors were so widespread on social media that Goochland County Sheriff Jim Agnew decided to reveal information that his office had withheld from the public.

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A 9-year-old girl was mauled to death by a pit bull as she played in a backyard in Long Island over the weekend.

Amiyah Kayla Dunston was visiting her biological father when a pit bull named Kane charged at her around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Amiyah was in the backyard playing with two girls -- 8 and 9 -- when she was attacked by the pit. Neighbors were unable to pull the dog off of her.

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The bloody attack happened outside a Catholic church in the Belmont section of Bronx, NY on Friday.

According to CNN.com, Cynthia Oliver was arguing with Francesco Bove when she suddenly let her 2 pit bulls off their leashes.

The dogs immediately pounced on Bove, biting off one of his ears and ripping chunks of flesh from his limbs.

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On Victoria Wilcher's Facebook page, her family said the little girl refused to leave the house after a KFC employee approached the family at a restaurant and asked them to leave.

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Melissa Lawrence's teenage daughter, Ny'Asia, was shot during a family member's kindergarten graduation party, reports local ABC affiliate WLNE.

Things got nasty when WLNE reporter Abbey Niezgoda showed up at Lawrence's front door to get a reaction to the shooter's arrest.

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