A 16-year-old boy who walked into a West Valley McDonald's restaurant for help with a gunshot wound actually shot himself, Surprise police said Friday morning.
The teen admitted he accidentally shot himself in the leg while putting a handgun in his waistband, Surprise police Sgt. Bert Anzini said.
Anzini said the boy originally gave police a false story about how he was shot, but admitted he lied to avoid arrest.
The boy walked into the fast-food restaurant at Greenway and Reems roads just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday and was taken to a hospital.
Anzini said the incident remains under investigation and that no criminal charges have been filed.
No other information was immediately available.
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