Newark teen charged with weapons offenses after shooting himself in the leg

NEWARK — A 14-year-old Newark boy was arrested by police on weapons charges after shooting himself in the leg, authorities said.

A neighbor told police that a single gunshot rang out, followed by a scream, in the area of Ridgewood and Clinton avenues early this morning.

Several males also ran from the area shortly after the two sounds, said Sgt. Ronald Glover of the Newark police.

Police arrived and found the teenager with a bullet wound in his left leg, Glover said.

An ambulance took him to University Hospital for treatment, where he is expected to make a full recovery, authorities added.

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Source: Essex

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