Virginia toddler kills herself, mother wants to report child neglect

Virginia toddler kills herself, mother wants to report child neglect
Virginia police are searching for the mother of a 2-year-old after the child was left unattended with a firearm and shot himself in the hand.

Police are searching for a mother accused of leaving her 2-year old unattended with a firearm and shooting herself in the hand.

According to the Prince William County Police Department officers responded to a house in the 7600 block Monitor Court in Manassas on October 26th at 11:33 p.m. in order to investigate a shooting that had caused injury.

An investigation found that the victim, a 2-year-old boy, was left alone by Christalle Phillips Moat. It also revealed that he had an unlocked firearm. The victim shot a round while handling the firearm and it hit him in his hand.



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Christalle Phillips Moat brought her 2-year old son, Christalle Phillips Moat to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening shotgun wound. (Fox 5)

According to police, the injuries sustained by the boy were not life-threatening. Child Protection Service informed police that Moat and her family brought the boy to a local hospital. However, Moat disappeared soon after.

Authorities are now looking for the mother of the boy, who has been charged with felony neglect.




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Prince William County Police Department is searching for Christalle Phillips MOAT, who allegedly left her 2-year old son unsupervised. The toddler found a loaded gun, and shot himself with it. (Prince William County Police Department).

After the investigation, detectives obtained arrest warrants against Moat on Tuesday. She has not been located.

She is described as a Black Female, 5’1″, 105 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair.

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If you have any questions about her whereabouts, please call the police department at 703-792-7000. Tips may also be submitted online.

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