Newport Police have issued a news release on a shooting at Newport’s Eureka Cemetery just before dawn Monday morning. Police Lt. Jason Malloy told News Lincoln County that a 46 year old Siletz man was found shot in the head at the cemetery’s equipment shop building. At the time he was still talking. He was airlifted by REACH to a Portland trauma unit where he remains in critical condition.
No name released. No one is in custody. Police say they’re trying to get the exact details of what transpired immediately prior to the shooting.