Texarkana Texas Police are investigating a horrific incident involving a dog that has left a 1 year old girl in critical condition.

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Texas side police say the 1 year old remains in critical condition at Children's Hospital  in Little Rock with a fractured skull and multiple lacerations to her head and face.

The dog's remains are being transported to the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin for testing and the investigation into exactly what happened is continuing this today.

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Police say they were called to the 1600 block of West 21st Street where the young girl was attacked by the family dog. Officers say when they arrived the pit bull had the toddler in its mouth. They shot twice killing the dog.

the girl was taken to Christus St. Michael Hospital and expected to be air lifted to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

The dog, which was the family pet according to police, was chained in the yard, when it attacked the child.

Authorities say they will release more information on this tragic event in the morning.