JOSEPH — A Joseph man was found dead in his home from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Wallowa County Sheriff Joel Fish said Friday, Nov. 5.

The sheriff's office responded to a call Friday morning of a shooting in Joseph. Fish said the subject, a 33-year-old male, was deceased when deputies arrived.

The shooting happened "sometime last night, based on what we found," Fish told the Chieftain.

The name and address of the victim have not yet been released as family is being notified.

A medical examiner is also investigating the death, Fish said.

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