BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal dog attack of a small child Friday evening.

According to EBRSO, emergency responders and the St. George Fire Department were called to the 25000 block of Kendalwood Road.

The child was taken to a local hospital, where she later died of her injuries.

“This is an awful, heartbreaking tragedy,” Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “My heart goes out to this family, and they will remain in my prayers.”