NAPASKIAK - Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has been killed by a dog in the village of Napaskiak in southwest Alaska.
Alaska State Troopers say Krystal Brink wandered into a dog yard Thursday night and was mauled.
Troopers say the girl had been playing outside a home with other children.
The dog's owner had his dog team tied up when she wandered into the yard.
Troopers say in response to the mauling, a member of Brink's family became upset and shot all seven dogs tied in the yard.
Brink's body was sent to Anchorage for an autopsy. The girl and her family were visiting from Kasigluk.
Napaskiak is a community of nearly 430 people about 400 miles west of Anchorage.
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