Family dogs kill toddler and baby, injure mother in Tennessee

Two young Tennessee children died Wednesday after they were attacked by two family dogs, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said.

Their mother was also injured in the attack north of Memphis around 3:30 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

The children who were attacked, a 2-year-old girl and a 5-month-old boy, were pronounced dead at the scene, it said.

The sheriff’s office said Thursday that the mother’s condition had been upgraded and that she was now stable. Officials earlier described her as being in critical condition.

The two pit bulls responsible were euthanized Thursday by Memphis Animal Services, the sheriff’s office tweeted.

The names of the two children and their mother have not been released.

“This is still under active investigation,” sheriff’s office spokesperson John Morris said Thursday.

Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC News.

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