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8-Month-Old Girl Dies After Dog Attack at Miramar Home: Police

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  • Police are investigating after an eight-month-old girl was killed by a dog at a home in Miramar Wednesday.
  • Police have not released the identity of the victim or the breed of the dog, which is in the custody of Broward County Animal Services.

Police are investigating after an eight-month-old girl was killed by a dog at a home in Miramar Wednesday.

Officers responded to the home in the 2400 block of Kingston Drive around 11:30 a.m., officials said. Footage showed several officers at the scene and the street blocked off with police tape.

Miramar Police officials said the girl was being cared for by her grandmother at the time of the attack.

The girl was later identified as Liana Valino. The dog is believed to be a pitbull.

"I'm numb right now, I don't feel," mother Brenda Villasin said. "I can't express myself correctly."

Police said the baby was in a bouncy chair when the dog attacked.

"At this point it's an active investigation. It's unknown what the outcome will be of that investigation but we have detectives on scene," Miramar Police Officer Yessenia Diaz said.

Broward County Animal Services responded to the home to assist in the investigation. There were two other dogs in the home that weren't involved in the attack.

"She was the best thing to ever happen to me. She smiled every morning. She was my world," Villasin said.

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