NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News Police say a teenager made up the story about a man shooting him last week.
Around 8:40 p.m. May 28, police received a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Adams Drive, according to Holly McPherson with the NNPD.
When officers arrived, they found a 17-year-old male who had been shot in the heel of his right foot. He told police he was walking between apartment buildings, and when he bent down to tie his shoe, a male approached him from behind and said, “Yo.” The victim said he then heard a gunshot. He started running, and that’s when he realized he’d been shot.
McPherson said his injury was not life-threatening, but he was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The victim described the suspect as a black male wearing all black. He was said to be about 5′ 10″ tall.
McPherson said June 2 it was determined the shooting was self-inflicted and the “case has been filed as unfounded.” McPherson did not say anything about charges being filed against the teen.