Man reportedly shot himself, cited for false reporting in Security-Widefield

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SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo. (KKTV) - Police spent hours investigating a shooting Tuesday evening, only to find out the victim had allegedly lied.

The El paso County Sheriff's Office was called to an area near Hennings Drive at about 4:30 p.m. in Security-Widefield on a reported shooting. The neighborhood is south of Bradley Road and east of Highway 87. The victim originally claimed he was shot by someone else.

The sheriff's office is now stating the victim was cited for false reporting and the wound was self-inflicted. His name was not released Tuesday night and his injuries are not life-threatening.