HARTFORD, S.D. (KELO) — A 6-week-old baby died after suffering several dog bite wounds on Thursday evening in Hartford, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office announced. 

According to authorities, the child was flown by helicopter to a hospital but later died.

The dog involved was a Belgian Malinois and was a family pet. The dog has been taken to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society.