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March 18, 2013
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Cops: Teen accidentally shot self in groin, blames ninjas

After surveillance cameras and a lack of evidence told a different story, the teen admitted the truth to police

By Carlos Sadovi
The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — An Elmwood Park teen was injured Friday night in what police believe was a self-inflicted shooting, police said.The 17-year-old boy was in a vehicle with female friends when he was shot at about 7:20 p.m., according to what he told police, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The boy was at Loyola Hospital in Maywood with a wound to his left groin area when police were called there at 8:15 p.m., Mirabelli said. Initially, the boy told police he was outside on the 3300 block of North Harlem Avenue at 7:20 p.m. when two men dressed in black and wearing Ninja masks jumped out of a black van, said Mirabelli.

The boy initially told police at least one of the men had a semi-automatic handgun and shot him, Mirabelli said. After police received the information, police went to the alleged shooting scene but could not find any evidence of the shooting. Eventually, the boy, who has gang ties, told police he was driving in a vehicle with several female friends when he was playing with a gun and it discharged in his lap and struck him.

Full Story: Cops: Teen who said Ninjas did it shot himself

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