Child attacked by dog in northwest Harris Co.

A child was attacked by a dog Friday morning in northwest Harris County.

It happened just before 7:30 a.m. on the 7300 block of Alabonson Road.

Harris County deputies say an unidentified citizen shot and killed the dog before a deputy arrived on the scene.

The 5-year-old boy suffered injuries to the leg that are not life-threatening.

He was taken to hospital for evaluation and treatment.