Officials: Teen lied after accidentally shooting self

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News 12 Interactive (1/3/16)

PATERSON - A teenager who told investigators that he was randomly shot on a Paterson street actually shot himself, investigators say.

The 16-year-old told officers he was walking home Saturday night when a man got out of a car, shot him in the leg and left.

After looking into the case, police determined the teen had shot himself. They also found the gun the boy allegedly used.

The boy will be charged with weapons offenses.

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