Thursday evening Lincoln City Police officers responded to 6431 NE Logan Road on a report of a man with a gunshot wound.
When officers arrived they found 49 year-old Douglas Stewart alone with an apparent gunshot wound to his left forearm and stomach area. Officers immediately began providing first aid and applied a tourniquet to his arm to control bleeding. Personnel from Pacific West Ambulance and North Lincoln Fire & Rescue arrived and began further medical treatment before transporting Mr. Stewart to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Mr. Stewart was later transported to Corvallis Hospital via Life Flight air ambulance.
The investigation at the scene indicates that Mr. Stewart was home alone at the time of the incident and that he had accidentally shot himself when he grabbed the small handgun from a kitchen cupboard and accidently discharged it. The gun was found to be a small single shot handgun that fired a .410 gauge shotgun round. After Stewart accidently shot himself, he went to a neighbor’s residence and asked for help. The neighbors called 911 and Lincoln City PD officers, PacWest Ambulance and North Lincoln Fire & Rescue responded to the scene. There were no indications of any type of criminal activity at the scene and the incident appears to be accidental in nature.