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Lowell residents in shock after boy dies in pit bull attack

The fenced-in area where a 7-year-old boy was killed by two pit bulls is seen in Lowell.

LOWELL — A neighborhood remained shocked and grief-stricken Sunday, a day after a horrific dog attack that left a 7-year-old boy dead.

The child was mauled late Saturday afternoon after he apparently entered a fenced area where two pit bulls were kept next to a Clare Street home, according to a Saturday night statement from the Middlesex district attorney’s office.

One dog escaped but was captured and euthanized Saturday night, according to the statement. The other was taken by animal control.

Flowers sat inside the fenced in area where a seven year old boy was killed by two pit bulls is seen in Lowell. —Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
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