Police say evidence conflicts with shooting victim’s story

Posted at 9:38 PM, Nov 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-30 23:38:19-05

UPDATE: Police said in a press release Sunday they believe the teen may have shot himself.

While processing the scene Saturday, evidence was not consistent with the story told from the victim, the release stated. Detectives interviewed the boy again and he reportedly admitted the wound was self-inflicted.

Previous story continues below:

KEARNS, Utah -- Police responded to a home in Kearns Saturday after receiving a 911 call from a teen who said he was home alone and that there were gunmen inside with him.

Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department said 911 dispatchers received the first call at about 7:40 p.m., and after a moment that call went dead.

Hoyal said the teen called back a moment later and reported that he had been shot. Authorities responded to the home near 5292 S. Leprechaun Drive. The teen was taken to a hospital in fair condition.

Hoyal said they are searching for two suspects, who are described as African-American males. One was wearing black pants and the other blue pants, and one of the suspects was also wearing a knit-type ski mask.

Hoyal said they believe the suspects fled on foot, and they are asking anyone with information about the incident or the suspects to contact police.

“We are still searching for them, but the K9 search has ended," Hoyal said shortly after 9:30 p.m. "We have searched this area very thoroughly."

Hoyal said the street will be closed for several hours as the investigation continues.