An eight year-old boy was “severely bitten” by a pit bull in Steelton, according to a police report. It happened on Tuesday, around 6:18pm in the the 700 block of South River Alley. The boy was riding a scooter with several other children on River Alley when the dog apparently crawled under an opening in it’s fenced-in yard. After the dog escaped it charged the boy and began biting him including his face and lower leg. Police credit a brave neighbor for immediately intervening. He pulled and punched the pit bull until it let go of the child. The boy was transported to Harrisburg Hospital Emergency Room by ambulance. Police identified the owners of the dog as Dawn Wright and Steven Vujasinovich. Both defendants will be receiving several violations of the Dog Law including : Dangerous Dog; Dog License; Vaccination Required and Failure to Confine.
Police say this is the second time there has been a problem with a pit bull in this same area but this is not the same dog.