5-year-old girl attacked by pit bull in Mooresville

- A 5-year-old girl was attacked by a dog in Mooresville, according to the Mooresville Police Department. 

Around 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, police were called to the 100 block of Burke Circle where there were reports of a young child being attacked by a pit bull. 

Mooresville Police, Mooresville Fire - Rescue, and Iredell County EMS all responded to the scene where they found the 5-year-old with serious injuries. 

The dog continued to be aggressive after first responders arrived and had to be subdued by Fire and Police personnel until Iredell County Animal Control arrived to take it.

The child was taken to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center where she is expected to recover. Iredell County Animal Control says they've had prior contact with the dog and are investigating this incident.

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