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Road Raging Ped Shoots Himself While Confronting Driver

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One agitated pedestrian is learning the pain of road rage after accidentally shooting himself in the leg during a confrontation on a Hawthorne Street. 21-year-old Dennis Vilchis of L.A. attempted to pull his handgun from his waistband to brandish at a motorist who didn't stop for his street-crossing Sunday morning "near the intersection of Prairie Avenue and El Segundo Boulevard," but wound up firing at his own thigh. Vilchis was listed in serious condition; authorities are working to determine if criminal charges need be filed.