Bellbrook woman shot after gun falls off shelf


A woman was clearing out a closet and forgot about a loaded, .22-caliber gun that was on the shelf, according to Bellbrook police.

The gun fell and discharged a bullet into the woman’s right calf, police said.

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She was taken by squad to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment.

She was the only one in the home, said police, who advise residents not to keep a loaded gun unsecured in your home.


Police and a medic crew in Bellbrook are responding to a report of an accidental shooting in the 2000 block of South Linda Drive.

The call for service came in at around 12:20 p.m. indicating a female shot herself in the leg.

We’re working to learn more and will provide updates.