8-year-old in hospital after pit bull attack

A young boy is recovering after being bit by a dog Tuesday evening, according to the Memphis Police Department.

Officers said they responded to the 1300 block of Aste Street around 6:30 p.m., where an 8-year-old boy was injured after be bitten by a pit bull.

The boy’s aunt declined an ambulance and drove the victim to the hospital, where the boy is in non-critical condition, police said.

Police said Memphis Animal Services has been contacted to pick up the dog, and it is unclear at this time who the owner of the animal is.