BEAVERTON, Ore. – A man who claimed he was shot leaving his Beaverton apartment Tuesday night actually shot himself, police said.

The man, who was not identified, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital.

Initially, Beaverton police believed he had been shot by someone he knew. After about an hour and a half, they determined the truth.

Their emailed update to reporters said, simply: "SELF INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND. STORY WAS MADE UP BY THE SUBJECT."

The shooting was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m. at the 12000 block of Longhorn Lane, near Southridge High School.