Man fatally shot west of Shelton

An 80-year-old man fatally shot a 51-year-old man Tuesday about 6 miles west of Shelton, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators responded about 7:30 p.m. near West Shelton Matlock Road and West Chappell Crossing.

Officials did not immediately release the name of the man who died, pending notification of family.

The men knew each other, but were not related, and appeared to have some sort of altercation before the shooting, the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators said the 80-year-old did not appear to be injured, and that he was cooperating with authorities.