The attack reportedly took place on Thursday night at around 9:00 p.m. ET in the 2000 block of Ramsay Street.
Witnesses told authorities they were playing and that some of them were “teasing” the pit bull.
The dog then knocked down a wooden board that was keeping him from getting out of the yard, jumped the fence, and went after the boy.
The dog bit the boy several times before an adult was able to step in and stop the attack.
Animal Control officers responded to the dog’s home on Tuesday morning to speak with its owners.
There is no word on and charges, but the dog was surrendered to Animal Control.
Police are working to figure out why there was a delay between the incident occurring and Animal Control responding. It may simply be that the incident was not reported in a timely manner.