Church leader killed in dog attack in USA

88-year-old Richmond woman fatally mauled by dog. Church leader killed in dog attack

A deadly dog attack is raising concerns for a grief-stricken Richmond community.

Autumn Childress 2022

An 88-year-old Richmond woman has died after being attacked by her neighbor’s dog earlier this week.

The deadly attacked happened along Alaska Drive in South Richmond just before 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. First responders rushed to the scene and found the victim, now identified as 88-year-old Evangeline Brooks, down with life threatening injuries.

Her neighbor, Roxanne Tune, said that every morning, Brooks would walk down the street to check her sister’s mail. Tune described the horrific turn of events in an interview with 8News.

When police arrived they found retired teacher and church leader Evangeline Brooks had been left with life-threatening injuries.

Brooks was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment but she later died from her injuries, according to NBC12.

Newsweek has contacted the Richmond Police Department for comment.

In October, family dogs mauled a girl and her mom at a home in California, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. Police said the 16-year-old girl was attacked by the dogs and that the mother was mauled when she tried to intervene.

Both victims were taken to the Los Robles hospital with the mother said to have suffered minor injuries. The teenager suffered lacerations to her head, torso and arms.

In September a 9-year-old boy was left with serious injuries after he was attacked by a pack of dogs in Alabama. The dogs attacked Gavin Peoples while he was riding his bike on Lawrence County Road 582, according to police.

He was later rushed to Huntsville Hospital and was taken into surgery as soon as he arrived. Peoples survived the attack.

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