Tennessee teen girl dies after being mauled by pack of dogs
A Tennessee teen has died after she was mauled by a pack of dogs.
Adrieanna O’shea, 19, was attacked on Aug. 23 by five dogs at a home in South Knox when she visited to retrieve a purse she left behind, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
A witness told authorities that she heard O’shea screaming “Help me!” and saw a neighbor’s dogs attacking her.
The dog pack tossed her into the air, then dragged her body toward a wooded area, authorities said.
Knox County sheriff’s deputies said they arrived to find O’shea unconscious and covered in bite wounds.
Deputies shot one of the dogs and the other four were brought to a local animal shelter. They were described as a mastiff, a Rottweiler-Lab mix, two mastiff-Lab mixes and a pit bull.
O’shea was brought to the hospital, where she succumbed Friday to her injuries, according to the report.
Her aunt confirmed her death in a Facebook post.
“I am so proud of you for fighting so hard, and I know you were just too tired to keep fighting!” Darlene Schultz-Scott wrote on Facebook. “I will never forget your beautiful face, quirky sense of humor, and full of so much energy!!”
Authorities haven’t said whether criminal charges will be filed in the case, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
It’s unclear how the dogs escaped from the yard, the news outlet reported. The owners told officers that the dogs were contained by an electric fence.
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