Investigators said the teenager in Kato Ambelia initially told officers he shot himself in the foot accidentally Sunday while attempting to ward off a home intruder, but the teen admitted Tuesday he shot himself in the foot on purpose with his father's unlicensed gun in an attempt to impress a girl with his concocted story, Ekathimerini.com reported Tuesday.
Doctors said the teenager is expected to make a full recovery.
The boy's father is facing charges of illegal gun possession and neglect, police said.
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