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11-year-old Skokie boy bit by family pit bull

An 11-year-old boy was bit by his family's pit bull Tuesday morning in Skokie. | Network Video Productions

An 11-year-old north suburban boy was hospitalized Tuesday morning after he was bit by his family’s pit bull.

About 11:15 a.m., the boy was sitting on the couch next to the dog in the 8300 block of Christiana Avenue in Skokie. A family member then heard barking and screaming at the home, according to Skokie Police Officer Eric Swaback.

The dog and boy had been separated when police and fire officials arrived at the scene.

The boy suffered “numerous” puncture and bite marks, and was taken to Skokie Hospital, Swaback said. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The dog was taken away by animal control.