Sheriff: Deputies investigating shooting on Hwy 42

      BANDON, Ore. -- Police are investigating a reported shooting and assault that landed a Coos County man in the hospital.

      The Coos County Sheriff's Office says that on Thursday just after 8:00 pm, officers from the Bandon Police Department were sent to Southern Coos Hospital, after it was reported a man suffering from a gunshot wound was there.

      Deputies say they responded and found the victim, Joseph McNeil, 34, of Bandon, suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot and signs of having been otherwise assaulted.

      Authorities say the incident happened somewhere on Highway 42 South.

      The Sheriff's office says the investigation is continuing.