A Hampton County child is dead after being attacked by a pitbull in Hampton County Wednesday afternoon, according to the Hampton County Sheriff's Office.

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Hampton County deputies said they were called to a home on Mullins Ford Road in Brunson regarding a juvenile being attacked by a dog.

When deputies arrived, they said they found the child deceased.

Hampton County Animal Control also responded to the scene, deputies said. The dog was found a short time later, taken by Hampton County Animal Control and was euthanized.

Deputies said the case has been turned over to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).