A man was found slightly conscious with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head near Big Creek, Saturday around noon.
Shoshone County Dispatch received a call from a couple who found the man laying on the ground in a gravel pit south of the Sunshine Mine.
Multiple LE units and medical personnel arrived on scene to find the male with a handgun next to him. He was transported to Shoshone Medical Center where a Life-Flight flew him to Kootenai Medical Center.
He is in critical condition, according to the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office.
"More information will be released after notification from the family," said Captian Jeff Lee. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family."