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Adult dies after receiving dog bites; child hurt

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the woman that was attacked as 46-year-old Tamieka White.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A woman died and a young boy was hurt Tuesday evening after receiving multiple dog bites, police said.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was called to a report of an aggressive dog shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday along Forsythia Drive. That’s in a residential neighborhood northeast of North Franklin Road and East 16th Street.

Witnesses told police at least one animal was at the residence still attacking someone. Officers began a search inside the home and found a woman injured inside an adjacent garage, police say.

IMPD Maj. Mike Leepper told News 8 officers attempted to get inside the garage but could not enter due to an aggressive animal. Officers ‘had to destroy that animal’ to get to the injured woman, Leepper said.

The woman received multiple injuries believed to be from the dog bites. Medics arrived to provide medical attention and pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

Officers also located a young boy who was bitten by the aggressive dog and was taken to a medical facility with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Police say the relationship between the woman and the dog who attacked her is unknown.

IMPD Lt. Shane Foley said homicide detectives have responded.

No arrests were made and the identity of the woman has not been released.