A St. Johnsbury teen is recovering from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the foot.
Police say Gary V. George Jr., 18, was riding in a car driven by Robert D. Pennypacker, 19, of Barnet last week. George told investigators that he accidentally shot himself in the foot with a .22 rifle. He said they brought along the loaded rifle in the car in case they saw any coyotes. George was treated and released from the hospital. Both men were cited for carrying a loaded weapon in a vehicle.