Boy, 15, accidentally shoots self in leg in Chicago

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A 15-year-old was wounded Saturday when he accidentally shot himself in the leg on the Far South Side.

The boy was handling a gun about 5 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Creiger Avenue when it went off and a bullet struck his inner thigh, Chicago police said.

He was able to take himself to the University of Chicago Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.