Girl critical after pit bull attack

Young girl hospitalized after being attacked by a pit bull in Jacksonville. (MGN)

A six-year-old girl is in a hospital in Jacksonville, fighting for her life after being attacked by a pit bull, police say.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the dog attacked the little girl at a home on Sunday morning.

The dog did not belong to the girl's family, police said, and there was more than one dog at the home at the time of the attack.

Authorities said the family was watching the dog for the owner who was on vacation. The dog has since been removed from the home.

Police said the girl suffered life-threatening injuries.

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