A Gainesville man was charged Wednesday in what authorities believe was an accidental shooting at a Flowery Branch home.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office has charged Nathan Comprosky, 23, with reckless conduct in the incident, which took place at about 10 a.m. at a house in the 6200 block of Turnberry Lane.
Upon arrival, deputies found that a resident of the home, Stephen Dixon, 21, had been shot one time in the left leg, said sheriff's spokesman, Col. Jeff Strickland.
Dixon was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
No one else was injured in the incident.
In investigating the shooting, deputies discovered that Comprosky had been visiting the home and noticed Dixon's handgun lying on the kitchen table, Strickland said.
Believing it to be unloaded, Comprosky picked up the handgun, pointed it at the floor near Dixon and pulled the trigger.
When the handgun discharged, the bullet struck the floor and fragmented before ricocheting upward and striking Dixon in the leg, Strickland said.
"The preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting was not intentional," he added.
Also, during the course of the investigation, authorities said they found a small amount of marijuana in the home.
Deputies charged Alyssa Kelly, 21, with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Comprosky and Kelly were both arrested without incident and booked into the Hall County Jail, Strickland said.