A 16-year old boy was seriously injured Tuesday night at an apartment in Stanton in Powell County.
Witnesses say 16-year old Matt Dobbs' gun went off when he sat it down. It was loaded in a holster at the time.
The 38-caliber bullet went through Dobbs' stomach and pelvic bone.
He was flown to UK Hospital, where he underwent surgery this morning.
Friends say the teen suffered major damage to his organs and may have to undergo another operation. He was in fair condition Wednesday morning.
Police are investigating the shooting but say it appears to be an accident.