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POSTED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 1:32pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 8:40pm

A Texas community is in shock after a pit bull violently killed a 4-year-old boy.

Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office were called to a home just west of Conroe Saturday evening after getting a call that Christian Gormanous had been bitten by a pit bull.

Investigators with the Major Crimes Unit learned it happened after the boy climbed a chain link fence into a neighbor's yard. The dog was chained, but investigators said Christian got close enough to be attacked by the dog.

The victim's 9-year-old sister pulled the boy to safety and called for help, officials said.

Christian later died at the hospital.

Neighbors said they've complained about the dog running lose before.

"We called and called the Humane Society, and they don't ever do anything about it," said Michel McDanel, who lives nearby.

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Tied up??? This dog was nothing more than a wild animal...tigers, bears, chimps, deer and suchlike are predictable and KILL, which is why they are kept in cages and not tied up in backyards! Yes, even if they were raised as babies and handfed, they will predictably turn aggressive. The same is true about this dog, however the dog is not at fault anymore than the gun is for shooting someone. The owner of the dog knew he had a wild animal capable of killing the neighbor children!!!

If the boy had enough time to get away and climb the neighbors fence, sounds like the boys parents are at fault here. Not the Dog, He was contained in a fence and chained up on top of that. The Humane Society cant do anything about that. This Breaks my heart, Just goes to show parents dont watch their children like they should. Of course it will end up being the dogs fault because it just happens to be a pit bull, which gives people more room to think negative about them.

It was not the neighbors fault if the boy went into there yard.The parents were not watching so where were they? Sad story.

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