9-year-old Detroit girl killed in attack by 3 dogs

A 9-year-old Detroit girl was killed when she was attacked by three dogs as she rode on a bike in an alley near her home

DETROIT -- A 9-year-old Detroit girl was killed when she was attacked by three dogs as she rode on a bike in an alley near her home.

Detroit Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said neighbors tried to stop the Monday afternoon attack on the girl without success. Police haven't identified the victim, who was taken to Children's Hospital of Michigan, where she was pronounced dead.

However, a Detroit Fire Department emergency responder says one of the appeared to have been shot by a neighbor. Police and animal control representatives did not immediately confirm its death.