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UPDATE: 9-year-old dies after pit bull attack

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ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) -

A 9-year-old girl has died Sunday afternoon after a pit bull attacked her earlier in the backyard of an Elmont home, Nassau police said.

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Nassau County police say a 9-year-old girl is in critical condition after being attacked by a dog in a Long Island backyard. The dog was shot and killed by a police officer.

Police say the child was visiting in the home on Holland Avenue in Elmont around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. She was in the yard when the dog, a pit bull, attacked. The circumstances of the attack were unclear.

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