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Dog bite sends Jackson child to hospital

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A dog bite sent a Jackson child to the hospital on Tuesday.

The boy's aunt, Sandra Edwards, says he was playing in her backyard on Lakewood Drive when a large lab-mix jumped the fence. 

Edwards says the dog bit the child on the hand and she came rushing outside when she heard his screams. She says the dog tried to attack her before running away.

Edwards tells us the dog is a nuisance to the neighborhood.

The boy was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle and his aunt says he will be OK. 

Jackson Police say the owner will be cited and the dog is at Animal Control.

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