Children Mauled By Dogs

One dead and another injured

Lee Rogers
December 01, 2017 - 10:35 pm

An upstate child is dead and another injured after a dog attack Friday.

The Cherokee County Coroner's office identified the victim as 8 year-old Korbin Michael Williams of Gaffney.  Williams and another child were walking down Daniel Morgan School Road about 3:45PM when they were attacked by multiple dogs.

Williams died of his injuries at the scene.  The second child tried to help Williams, but was unable to stop the attack.  That child was also bitten and taken to a hospital for treatment.

When Cherokee County Deputies arrived, they approached two dogs at a home nearby that were thought to be involved in the attack. The dogs became aggressive and deputies made the decision to put them down.

The Sheriff's office is still trying to identify the owner of the dogs.

The Coroner will conduct an autopsy to assist with the investigation.

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