The victim, a 2 ½ year old girl was in front of her home with her mother when the unprovoked attack occurred. The young child was taken to the hospital and is recovering from the attack. Her wounds, punctures on her stomach, were not life threatening but the attack was unprovoked.
Police believe that the two young men who fled the area during the attack may live in the area. They are described as both being young and Hispanic and approximately 15-18 yrs of age.
Police are currently working on tips from the community to identify the two involved. The dog was without any identifying tags or licensing information and was transported to North Shore Animal Hospital in Lynn and is currently quarantined. The Animal Control Division is continuing the investigation.
Chelsea residents are reminded they can provide information anonymously to the Police Department by calling the 24 hr Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880 or texting the word Chelsea and then their message to tip411 (847411) from their cell phone. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at www.chelseapolice.com.