LYMAN — A 51-year-old man was clinging to life at Maine Medical Center after he shot himself in the head in front of a Lyman convenience store, authorities said.

Witnesses said the man went into the Firkinsnock Variety store at Routes 111 and 35 at 11 a.m., said goodbye and then went to his vehicle where he took a handgun and shot himself, according to Chief Deputy Matthew Baker of the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The man had recently been dealing with medical issues though authorities could not be more specific.

The man was treated by rescue workers at the scene, taken to Southern Maine Medical Center, then transferred to Maine Medical Center.

11:19 a.m.

LYMAN — Rescue workers are on the scene of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Jackson’s Corner in Lyman.

York County sheriff’s deputies also were called to the scene to investigate, said Sheriff Maurice Ouellette.

The incident was reported at about 11 a.m. There were no other details immediately available.