Michael Smeriglio, 18, is recovering after he shot himself in the penis and testicle while cleaning a gun in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Police said Smeriglio first claimed that someone shot him while he was walking down the street, reports WTSP.com.
After being questioned by police, Meriglio admitted to accidentally doing it himself while cleaning the weapon, which he bought at a party.
According to doctors, the bullet went through Meriglio's penis, his left testicle and then lodged in his thigh.
While police were investigating the home where ithe shooting happened, they discovered marijuana in the house and arrested homeowner Joseph Lamar James on drug charges.