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12-year-old Indianapolis boy attacked by dog

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WFIE) -

A 12-year-old boy in Indiana mauled by a dog is recovering Sunday night in a hospital. 

Authorities say it happened at a house on the east side of Indianapolis. Neighbors say at one point the boy's arm was in the pit bull's mouth and the dog wasn't letting go.

Witnesses tried to stop the attack. One even stabbed the dog in the eye with a knife and a curtain rod.  

The dog eventually stopped attacking after another neighbor fired six gun shots in the air.

"If we hadn't gotten that dog off that kid, he would have killed him. The dog would have killed that kid," neighbor Robin Franklin said.

The owner of the dog has been cited. Right now, the boy's condition is not known.

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