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DENVER – Authorities are investigating the apparent shooting death of a 71-year-old Denver man Saturday.

Deputies, responding to a call about a man who had been shot, found a man sitting on a sofa in a home in the 4500 block of North N.C. 16 Business, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The had “what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest,” according to a press release issued Thursday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A sheriff’s office spokesman said a weapon was found at the scene, and the investigation is ongoing.

The Citizen is not disclosing the identity of the man at this time.

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