Police are appealing for witnesses after the death of a man at Wauchope on Wednesday night (July 10).
At 11.22pm,, emergency services were contacted after a man was discovered deceased on High Street, Wauchope, with a gun shot wound to his head.
A firearm was located at the scene.
Officers from Mid North Coast Police District attended and established a crime scene.
Whilst he has not been positively identified, the deceased is believed to be a 74-year-old man.
Initial inquiries suggest the incident is self-harm related, however, investigators are appealing for any witnesses who saw the man prior to the incident to come forward.
In particular, police would like to speak to the occupants of a light-coloured sedan, which was seen to pull over on High Street about 11.09pm.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police immediately.