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Woman dead after pit bull mauling in SE

Police said the woman died after the attack on Sunday evening.

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WASHINGTON -- A woman died after being mauled by a pit bull in Southeast, D.C. Sunday evening, police said.

Officials were dispatched just after 6:30 p.m to the 1300 block of Dexter Terrace for a report of a woman mauled by a dog. When officers arrived to the scene, they found a woman suffering from multiple trauma wounds to her body.

Fifty-five-year-old Angela Smith of Southeast D.C. was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Officials have not said if the woman was the owner of the dog. The pit bull was taken from the residence around 9 p.m.

No additional information has been released at this time.

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