By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
CHEHALIS – The 30-year-old man found with a gunshot wound behind a West Main Street business in Chehalis early Wednesday remains hospitalized, according to the Chehalis Police Department.
Police and firefighters responding to the man’s 911 call about 3 o’clock that morning found he was injured in the stomach area. A shotgun was recovered. The man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Chehalis Police Department Deputy Chief Randy Kaut said he understood the victim was staying in a camper nearby and working security.
Kaut said this morning he was informed yesterday afternoon the patient remained in the intensive care unit but was listed as stable.
The investigation is wrapping up, according to Kaut.
“At this point, it looks like it was self-inflicted and not an accident,” Kaut said.
For background, read “Breaking news: Gunshot victim airlifted from Chehalis” from Wednesday June 22, 2016, here