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Man allegedly shoots himself in leg in Newport News

Posted at 8:55 PM, Feb 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-13 20:55:49-05

Newport News, Va. –A man is recovering after police say he shot himself in the thigh

But that’s not the story he told police.

This happened just before 8 p.m. Tuesday night at 33rd and Roanoke.

At first, police were called there because a man was reportedly shot during a robbery

But police say the man’s story just didn’t add up.

As they took a closer look, police determined that the man was never robbed and actually shot himself while he was inside his car.

This is all still under investigation.