An Arizona family is still in shock after their elderly parent's pitbull had badly attacked a 2-year-old girl as they gathered with relatives and friends.
The victim, identified as Aria, was in her mother's lap when all of a sudden, the dog jumped at her, attacked her and mauled her until it was gunned down by a relative.
The little victim was then rushed to a nearby hospital where she underwent several operations and remains in critical condition.
According to Aria's mother, the toddler's recovery will take a long time. Doctors and plastic surgery experts are planning further operations in the next few days.
The pitbull had reportedly never attacked people and that kind of behavior was totally out of her character.