Gravesend Child Mauled By Family Pit Bull

An unfortunate pit bull attack left a 3-year-old’s face mangled after the dog became agitated during a family dispute on Saturday. The boy, Elliot Korenblyum, whose family lives on 86th Street near Avenue W in Gravesend, was in serious but stable condition at Lutheran Medical Center after the attack on Saturday. The dog’s teeth tore into the boy’s face, causing him to undergo two hours of reconstructive surgery at the hospital. “I was coming in from church, and I heard the lady yelling for help,” one neighbor told the NY Post. “The [flesh] was hanging in three big pieces . . . The baby looked terrible.” The dog, described by the neighbor as a “good dog,” is at Brooklyn’s Animal Care and Control facility, being observed for rabies. The dog, named Gucci, could be put down or returned to the family.