8-year-old boy, man attacked by pit bull in Chatham

SHARE 8-year-old boy, man attacked by pit bull in Chatham

An 8-year-old boy and a man were attacked by a pit bull Saturday afternoon in the Chatham neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The attack happened in the 100 block of East 90th Street about 2 p.m., according to police.

The dog got loose and bit the eight-year-old boy’s leg, police said. The 48-year-old man tried to intervene and was bit in the chin, chest, face, finger, wrist and both legs.

Both the boy and the man, who are not related, were taken to MetroSouth Medical Center, police said. Their conditions were not available Sunday afternoon.

The owner of the pit bull, a 73-year-old woman who lives on the same block, was cited for failure to restrain the dog and no dog license.

The Latest
The buzzing coming from the cicadas is expected to get louder as more insects emerge from the ground.
The Caleb Effect is there — you can feel the energy his potential and his personality have brought to the Bears. But it’s not a dominant theme at Halas Hall. The Bears acknowledge the reality that his time should be now. But they wisely aren’t over-selling him.
Jim Moriarty was shot to death by sheriff’s deputies on May 24, 2023, after a carjacking and chase and repeated comments about “suicide by cop” amid what people close to him called a mental health breakdown. Records indicate the Kane County sheriff’s office “compromised” a stakeout in Aurora a day earlier aimed at bringing him in safely.
Clarence Johnson of Bellwood faces a first-degree murder charge in Wednesday’s stabbing death of Francois H. Reed-Swain in the West Loop restaurant. No motive was given.
A 36-year-old man died after an argument turned physical, police said.