A 15-year-old boy who originally told Lexington police that he was the victim of a drive-by shooting Monday evening later admitted that he accidentally shot himself while playing with a gun.
Police were called to Augusta Drive about 6 p.m. Monday. The teen first told police he was standing outside when someone drove by and shot him.
After questioning by police, the teen eventually admitted he had been at a friend’s house and was playing with a gun and accidentally shot himself, Lt. Jackie Newman said.
The teen was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.