Pit bull victim, 9, dies in hospital

June 4, 2010

Savannah R. Gragg, 9, of Kokomo died at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis Thursday afternoon, five days after being severely injured by her family’s pit bull. The fourth-grade girl was opening a door at her home to let the dog outside when it jumped on her, grabbed her by the neck and shook her violently. Gragg suffered trauma to her trachea, resulting in a lack of oxygen to the brain.