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2-year-old finds gun, shoots self in face



Published: Sat, January 22, 2011 @ 7:40 p.m.

staff report

A 2-year-old is in stable condition after an accidental shooting in a South Side home landed her in the hospital Friday night.

Police responded to St. Elizabeth Health Center where they observed a gunshot wound to the left side of the girl’s face. The bullet entered her lower left cheek, leaving a five-inch wound, before exiting her upper cheek. She received stitches and a bandage.

Police arrested Wally Moxley, 30, of Youngstown for having weapons while under disability after finding the fired handgun under the couch at his home.

The victim’s grandmother said she was watching TV with Moxley, her future daughter-in-law and her three grandchildren when she heard a gunshot. The family then found the 2-year-old in the basement bleeding, after she was told to retrieve a pair of socks.

Police found spent 9mm casings and a 9mm handgun under a couch in the home and believe the girl found the gun in a dresser drawer where Moxley said he kept the weapon.

Moxley admitted he hid the gun under the couch after the accidental shooting. He was arrested at St. Elizabeth’s after taking the 2-year-old to the hospital.

Police also retrieved several bags of marijuana from the home, but have not file related charges at this time.

Police planned to notify Mahoning County Children Services of the incident, but determined that the home was safe for the two other children to stay there Friday night.


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1ytowhoh330(89 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

gun..drugs...yeah leave the kids there nice real nice...

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2BusDriver(46 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

What the heck is wrong with people... they give those dam locks for the guns away FREE!!, ya real nice home with weed and guns!!

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3trailblazer(7 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

2yr old found the gun in the dresser drawer or under the couch, then ended up in the basement shot after looking for a pair of socks!! if you believe this crap i'll buy ya drinks!!!

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4justonevoice(94 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

"after she was told to retrieve a pair of socks" and she was "found" in the basement? It seems to me it takes would take quite a while for two year old to go down to "find" a gun, go down to the basement and shoot herself in the face....doesn't sound to me like this child was being properly supervised....in a home with guns and drugs.....yet CSB found it a safe home......hmmmmm......what's wrong with this picture?

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5danikytn(248 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

who the hell asks a 2yr old to go fetch socks, get off your lazy arse and do it yourself, poor baby, the southside needs to be bulldozed and made into a nice parking lot

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6Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Walley and this family sound like real winners. Drugs, guns and the house is safe for children?? Unreal.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I wouldn't believe a word that any of the family said . INVESTIGATE AND VERIFY !

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8Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Gunshot residue tests should be given to verify who fired the gun .

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9grand4dad(197 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

This makes me sick. PLEASE save these innocent kids from this madness before one is killed.

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10Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

grand4dad :

"Police arrested Wally Moxley, 30, of Youngstown for having weapons while under disability after finding the fired handgun under the couch at his home."

Wally was prohibited from having a firearm . These people will do as they please . Laws don't impress them .

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