Police: Teen trying to remove gun from waistband accidentally shoots self in thigh

Posted at 5:43 AM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 10:29:30-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in Encanto, police said.

The teen was loitering in the area of 6000 Brooklyn Ave. around 7:45 p.m. when a resident asked him to leave, said San Diego police Officer John Buttle.

Shortly after, the teen attempted to remove a handgun from his waistband and shot himself in the left thigh, Buttle said.

He was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, Buttle said.