Police were investigating Thursday a shooting incident that left a man dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Clyde Lloyd Studham, 40, 4983 W. 4660 South, died in Pioneer Valley Hospital 25 minutes after the 4:20 p.m. Wednesday shooting, said Sgt. Kelly Davis.Davis said Studham and two neighbors were apparently looking at a .44-caliber handgun when it discharged.

Studham, who was in his home, had placed the gun on the couch and stood up when the weapon fell off the sofa and went off, Davis said.

He was hit in the forehead, the sergeant said. The older-model gun had no apparent safety mechanisms, he said.