A boy was critically injured when a dog bit him inside his Brooklyn home Friday evening, officials say.
The 5-year-old boy was attacked by one of the two family dogs inside 558 Riverdale Ave. in Brownsville at about 7 p.m., according to police.
The FDNY said the child was taken to Brookdale Hospital in serious conditions with bite marks; police have since said the boy is in "very critical" condition.
The dog has been removed to Animal Care and Control.
The child was identified by neighbors as a boy named Jeremiah. His parents had recently taken two large pit bulls into the home they shared with their three young children, Jeremiah being the oldest, neighbors said.
Fawaz Oluokum says he couldn't imagine the dogs being around children.
"When I used to walk by, I crossed the street 'cause those dogs are big," he said, adding the dogs would growl at him.