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Teen shot in leg in Surprise actually shot himself

Teen shot in leg in Surprise actually shot himself

By Laura Kittell. CREATED Jan 3, 2014

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a teenage boy who sought help for a gunshot wound to his leg in the town of Surprise actually shot himself.
   
Surprise police say the juvenile walked into a fast-food restaurant after being shot in the thigh area about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
   
Police said Friday that the teen admitted he accidentally shot himself in the leg while putting a handgun in his waistband.
   
The teen was taken to a hospital for treatment.
   
They say the boy originally gave police a false story about how he was shot, but admitted he lied to avoid arrest.
   
The name of the teen hasn't been released.
   
Police say the incident remains under investigation and that no criminal charges have been filed.

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