Child dead, mother injured in dog pack attack in Idaho

A boy was killed and his mother was injured Saturday after a pack of dogs, two Rottweilers and two mongrels, attacked the couple in Fort Hall, Idaho, authorities said.

Police were dispatched to a residence Saturday night in response to a report of a child being attacked and knocked unconscious, according to a Monday news release from the Shoshone-Bannock tribes.

The attack occurred on the Fort Hall reservation, which is overseen by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, a federally recognized tribal government. However, neither the victims nor the owners of the dogs were tribal members, according to the statement.

No details were provided about the circumstances of the attack. The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

All four dogs were euthanized by tribal authorities, Shoshone-Bannock said. The dog’s owners were also cited for 15 violations of the tribal animal ordinance, including attacking wild animals and failing to have a rabies vaccine.

Authorities said multiple agencies, including the FBI and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, were involved in the investigation.

The case will also be submitted to the US Attorney’s Office in the event that federal charges may be applied to the incident.

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