The event, which took place shortly after 3 p.m., caused officials to close down the area for several hours around 605 W. Columbus St., Staunton, to protect the integrity of the crime scene during the ongoing investigation.
According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, Donald Borders, 68, stated that he was lying on the couch when a man entered his home and allegedly fired a gun at him before leaving.
Authorities have not disclosed the type of weapon allegedly used during the incident at this time.
Borders, who suffered a single entrance/exit wound to the lower abdomen, apparently walked to a neighbor's home to have someone report the incident to authorities.
"(Borders) said he's seen the (suspect) before, but isn't sure who he is," Heaton said.
Borders provided a preliminary description of the suspect to authorities, who was described as being a white male in his 40s with dark hair.
Late Monday evening, officials confirmed to The Brazil Times that Borders, who was listed in stable condition at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, was under observation by doctors to make sure no vital organs were injured during the shooting.
"We're still piecing things together," Heaton said. "We're talking with the neighbors to see if there was any suspicious activities in the area before the incident, but nothing has been reported yet."
To report information about this incident, or any other crime, contact investigators at the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535.