Police: Man Accidentally Shot Himself

A Woodford County man is fighting for his life after what police say he shot himself, but they're calling the shooting an accident.

Police say it happened at an apartment in Versailles.

Ryan Wilson is listed in critical condition at UK hospital.

Wilson's friends tell us he was with several friends at the time of the shooting, but they ran from the apartment after Wilson shot himself.

Police were called after neighbors heard the man moaning in pain.

Versailles police have gone on the record with the Lexington Herald Leader saying Ryan Wilson was likely playing Russian roulette, but 27 NEWSFIRST was given conflicting information. Police would not give us a cause for the shooting.

No charges have been filed.


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  • by Wow Location: Richmond on May 4, 2008 at 09:30 PM
    @Ronty Orkin Location: Lexington "Guns are real and they do kill!!!!!!!" Box jellyfish are real and they do kill!! Falling in the bathtub kills more than almost all animals combined in the US yearly. Its real and it kills!! Cars are real and they kill!!!! Social Darwinsm is a study of why thing die early. It explains why things are real and everything can kill!! You try to make it seem like guns are self loading self operated machines. You need to rethink that theory.
  • by Ronty Orkin Location: Lexington on May 2, 2008 at 09:53 PM
    This is very sad and I pray for the victim. I hope people will learn from this type of ignorance. Guns are real and they do kill!!!!!!!
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on May 2, 2008 at 05:33 PM
    "Wilson's friends tell us he was with several friends at the time of the shooting, but they ran from the apartment after Wilson shot himself." What great freinds I hope they hid their drugs away from home after they left their "friend" for dead.

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