A man died and his mother was critically injured after being mauled by four pit bulls Tuesday in Modesto.
Juan Fernandez, 54, of Modesto, was taken to the hospital after the attack; he died Wednesday, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said.
Fernandez's mother Maria Fernandez, 77, is in critical condition, the sheriff's department said.
Sheriff's deputies arrived at a home in the 800 block of Glenn Avenue at about 5:46 p.m. Tuesday to find Juan Fernandez being attacked by three of the dogs in his backyard. A fourth dog was circling him. The deputies shot at the dogs, killing two while the other two ran into the backyard next door.
Maria Fernandez was found inside of the home with "multiple traumatic bite wounds."