Coyote Attacks Child: Police Shoot Animal That Bit Boy On University Campus

California State University (CSU) campus police shot at a coyote that reportedly bit a 5-year-old boy in the leg Wednesday night, officials said.

In a news conference, authorities said the incident with the boy and the coyote took place at 6:40 p.m. EDT when the kid was at the soccer field with his mother and several siblings. He was then taken to the hospital and is expected to make full recovery. The coyote, however, got away. 

A short while later, the coyote aggressively approached a woman at the campus who flagged down the campus police with a scream. The campus police personnel, who were already perusing the coyote after it bit the child, spotted the coyote and shot at it around 8 p.m. EDT.

The coyote that was struck, however, managed to escape and ran off into the night. Los Angeles Police Department responded to the incident after they received a call on shots fired at the campus. Both the campus police and the LAPD were looking for the coyote.

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