Middlesex County officials reported that a three-year-old child was killed following a dog attack.
Authorities said in a statement at approximately 4:29 P.M., police responded to the area of Laurel Street following the report of a dog attack.
A preliminary investigation determined the child was killed and his mother seriously injured after they were attacked by two dogs.
Witnesses said as the child was playing in the yard, two dogs from a neighboring home on the street escaped a fence and went on the attack.
The investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Anthony Ramos of the Carteret Police Department at (732)541-4181 or Detective Mark Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4194.