3 Dogs Attack, Kill 9-Year-Old Detroit Girl

Detroit police say three dogs attacked and killed a 9-year-old girl on Monday.

They say she was riding her bike in an alley near her home when it happened. Neighbors tried to stop the dogs.

She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Of the three dogs, two were retrieved by the owner.

According to the Associated Press, one dog appeared to have been shot by a neighbor. Police and animal control representatives did not immediately confirm its death.

The Detroit Health Department is seeking a court order to seize the animals, which police described as pit bulls or pit bull mixes.