MINK SHOALS, W.Va. — Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a suspicious death at a residence in Mink Shoals.

An updated statement from the sheriff’s department said deputies and medics found a man, in his 70s, dead inside a residence at 6 Otter Lane Tuesday morning. He had suffered a single gunshot wound and was lying on the floor.

Deputies were called there after a healthcare worker for seniors requested a well-being check.

“Based on the initial observations, the death does seem suspicious; however, we are in the very early stages of this investigation with limited information,” the sheriff’s department said. “As we continue to gather information, additional statements will be released.”

The man’s name hasn’t been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Sean Snuffer at 304-357-0556, or submit a “tip” at www.kanawhasheriff.us under the “Tips” tab.