Arrests made after 2-year-old fatally mauled

COLTON, Calif. (AP)

Authorities have arrested the uncle and grandmother of a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled by as many as five dogs in San Bernardino County.

Colton police Sgt. Jim Jolliff says 23-year-old Marco Zamudio and 42-year-old Eustolio Zamudio were booked Tuesday on child endangerment charges.

Police say the attack took place about 5:30 p.m. Monday in the backyard of a home in Colton, where the boy was staying.

Officers answering a call of a dog attack found the boy had been severely bitten on his upper body. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Animal control authorities took five pit bull mixed breeds from the home.

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