Jackson police are investigating the mauling death of a 3-year-old boy by a pit bull.

The child died Tuesday night from the attack by the chained animal in south Jackson, police said.

The boy, whom police are not identifying, was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he died. No one else was injured.

The dog, which was shot when it attacked animal control officers, survived and will be evaluated, Sgt. Jeffery Scott, a police spokesman, said.