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Plainfield dog attack victim dies

One of the victims of a dog attack in Plainfield last Saturday has died.

Devin J. White, 25, of Plainfield, was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. on Monday at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

White was one of four people who were attacked and wounded by their own pit bull. Plainfield police said an officer shot the dog, killing it, in a home on Judith Drive southwest of the junction of Interstate 55 and Route 30 on Saturday.

The medical examiner's office conducted an autopsy Tuesday afternoon on White. The agency determined White died of multiple injuries from the attack and ruled his death an accident, according to spokeswoman Natalia Derevyanny.

A 52-year-old woman, a 25-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man all suffered minor injuries from the dog bites, according to Plainfield police Sgt. Kevin McQuaid.

McQuaid said the initial investigation indicated the attack was unprovoked, although police had yet to determine why the put bull bit its owners. Will County Animal Control said the dog's body will be sent to a lab to be tested for rabies.

The incident remains under investigation by the Plainfield Police Department.

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