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Teen Fires Rifle To Scare Ex, Accidentally Shoots Himself

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When a teen fired a rifle to try to freak out and intimidate his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in Fresno over the weekend, he ended up accidentally shooting himself in the leg, police say.

Fresno police responded to a report that someone was shooting off a gun around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday outside of a home located on South Woodrow and East Woodward avenues, reported KTLA. The teen, who hasn't been identified, allegedly shot his .22 caliber rifle at least six times in the air to scare his 14-year-old ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend outside of the home they were in after he spotted her car parked outside. When the rifle jammed, the teen tried to clear the gun, but then ended up shooting himself in the leg, police say.

Police took him to Community Regional Medical Center to get him treated for his injuries, and then booked him at Fresno County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of endangering the public.