Surprise PD: Teen shot self in leg, lied to police

SURPRISE, AZ - Police in the town of Surprise say a shooting that left a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to one of his legs Thursday evening was self-inflicted.

According to Surprise police Sgt. Bert Anzini, the boy walked into a McDonald's restaurant near Reems and Greenway roads to ask for help after being shot in the thigh.

The boy originally gave police a false story but later admitted he lied to avoid being arrested, Anzini said.

No criminal charges have been filed as of Friday morning.

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