5-year-old boy bitten by dog in West Seattle
Location: West Seattle, King, Washington
Type: Dog Bite Attack
On Saturday a 5-year-old boy named Yusuph Hassan was waiting outside a multipurpose building in West Seattle near the intersection of 34th and Morgan Street with his sisters when a dog came out of nowhere and bit him on the leg. He had to be taken to the nearest hospital for stitches.
The boy said someone came out of the building and chased the dog away. But according to his father, Mohamed Mohamed, this random attack was not a huge surprise because the dog has been running around the neighborhood frightening children. There have been at least 10 other children in the area who have been chased by the same dog. He blames the irresponsible owner and for letting it run around without a leash.
The dog has since been surrendered to animal control and its fate is unknown.