Staff Report
The Associated Press

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a 9-year-old Roswell boy is in the hospital after being mauled by three dogs at a kennel.

The Roswell Daily Record reports that the Chaves County Sheriff's Office says the boy, the son of a Roswell police detective, was attacked Wednesday morning.

Lt. Mike Herrington says the dogs, which were pit bull mixes, somehow got out.

He says three dogs actually bit the boy before the child's father shot two of the animals.

Herrington says one dog died and a wounded one was euthanized. The other two are being quarantined.

The boy was taken to a local hospital before being airlifted to Lubbock, Texas for further medical care.