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Columbus Police: Teen tries to cover up shooting

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A local teen faces charges after Columbus investigators say he lied about a shooting.

Thursday night, police got the call about a drive-by shooting near Celia Drive and Empire Street on the city's south side.

Detectives soon realized the victim, 18-year-old Dhaqwan Jones, shot himself in the groin when he was carrying a hand gun.

They say he tried to cover it up by saying it was a drive-by but the downward motion of the shot proves otherwise.

Jones was taken to the Medical Center for treatment. Police say he will be charged with false report of a crime.

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