Girl, 7, bitten by stray pit bull

A Columbus girl was taken to the hospital after being bitten by a stray pit bull.

It happened near the intersection of 23rd Street and North Avenue as the 7-year old was walking with her aunt.

The dog came up to the girl unprovoked and the victim stated she did not touch or pet the dog and tried to walk away quickly.  The dog jumped on the girl and bit her arm.  She was taken to the hospital and received stitches.

Officials with Animal Control are still trying to locate the dog.

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