4-year-old Loris girl injured in dog attack

A 4-year-old girl has been taken to the hospital after being bitten by a

n Australian Shepherd,
according to Lt. Robert Kegler with Horry County police.

The attack happened just after 3 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Carter Road in Loris, Kegler added.

A family member tells WPDE NewsChannel 15 that the dog did belong to the family living at the home.

The family also says the girl was taken to the hospital to receive treatment for her injuries.

There is no word yet on the extent of those injuries.

An animal control unit was on the scene after the incident but has yet to comment on the situation.