Nine-year-old Gulfport girl bitten in the face by pit bull

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Yesterday, a woman turned herself into the Gulfport Police Department after vicious animal and dog at large charges were filed against her in relation to an incident that took place last Saturday.

According to Gulfport police, a nine-year-old girl was bitten in the face by Shyia Tippens pit bull in the Regency Way apartments on 28th Street. The child was playing with the dog that was loose in the complex at the time of the attack. The child was treated and released after receiving medical treatment.

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The mother of the girl filed a report with Gulfport Animal Control a day after the incident took place.

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