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Deputies: Man admits to shooting himself after robbery fib

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Greenville deputies said a man is recovering in the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the leg and then covered it up by telling deputies he was robbed at an ATM on Thursday night.

Lt. Tim Ridgeway said the victim reported pulling up to the Bank of America ATM on Pelham Road when someone came up and shot him in the upper leg and stole his money. But it turns out it was all a fib. 

Ridgeway said the victim admitted to stealing a gun from his aunt's house. He then said he was smoking pot with friends in the woods when he accidentally pulled the trigger and shot himself. 

Ridgeway said the victim then drove himself to the Village Hospital at Pelham, where he is still recovering.

Ridgeway said no charges will be filed.

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