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Shelton, WA —  Today at 8:45 AM, Shelton Police officers responded to the parking lot of the Shelton Yacht Club, located in the 600 BLK of East Pine Street, regarding an unresponsive person.  The caller reported to dispatchers that the person was a male who appeared to have a gun-shot wound to the head, and that a firearm was nearby. 

Officers located a deceased 68-year-old Shelton man near the water’s edge of the parking lot.  As reported, a firearm was recovered next to the victim.  The Mason County Coroner was called to the scene, and based on initial evidence the death appears to be a suicide, however, the official cause of death will be determined by the Coroner.   

If there are any witnesses, they are encouraged to call the Shelton Police Department at 360-426-4441; Case# 17-S04525.