19-month-old badly injured in Commerce City pit bull attack

(Photo: MGNOnline.com)

(Photo: MGNOnline.com)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A 19-month-old child was badly injured Sunday night by a dog police believe to be a pit bull, Commerce City police reported.

The dog and child were among people camping in a parking lot near 62nd Avenue off of Highway 2 in the Parkway Market Center, police said.

The dog reportedly attacked the child about 7:30 p.m., police said. The child suffered serious injuries to the head and neck, but was expected to survive. The child remained in the hospital Sunday night.

The dog was taken to the Humane Society.

Pit bulls are illegal to own in Commerce City.