Man shoots himself, lies to police

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma City Police officer made a routine traffic and discovered a shooting victim in the process.

Police made the traffic stop about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near N.W. Expressway and Portland Ave.

Authorities said the man had been walking in the area of Wilshire and Lyrewood Lane with a gun in his pocket when he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

On his way to the hospital, the victim and his friend were pulled over by police.

Officers said, at first, the victim told them he had been wounded in a drive-by shooting.

The victim later admitted that he'd actually shot himself.

He was taken to the hospital.

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