UNION CITY, Calif. (June 18, 2013)--A 6-year-old San Francisco Bay area boy died after a relative's dog attacked him.
The boy was attacked at around 11 a.m. Monday at his grandparents' Union City home.
The dog was described as a pit bull or pit bull mix.
Union City Police Cmdr. Ben Horner said family members told investigators the boy was playing with the dog and may have attempted to climb on its back when he was attacked.
The dog bit the boy on top of his head.
The boy, who was identified as Nephi Selu, died at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto.