Annapolis teenager shoots himself in the leg

(WJLA) - A 15-year-old boy is recovering from injuries he sustained Friday after he shot himself in the leg, authorities say.

Annapolis Police say that the teen admitted that he was trying to take a gun out of his waistband in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive when the firearm went off.

The shell hit him in the leg. He was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center for the treatment of his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

Police have not recovered the gun.