REEDSPORT — Authorities say they're conducting a homicide investigation into the shooting death of a 76-year-old man in his home near Reedsport.

REEDSPORT — Authorities say they're conducting a homicide investigation into the shooting death of a 76-year-old man in his home near Reedsport.

The World newspaper in Coos Bay reports an autopsy showed Paul Coates died of a gunshot wound to the head.

He lived alone near Loon Lake, southeast of Reedsport.

He was found dead Thursday. The Douglas County major crimes team and the State Police crime laboratory are working on the case.

— Associated Press

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