Family argument ends with Sandpoint killing

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 7 at 8:01 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- One man is dead, and another man was treated for a gunshot wound after a fight in Sandpoint Wednesday Night.

Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon said officer responded to a home at 726 6th Ave. just after 6:00 p.m.

Coon said relatives, both in their mid-thirties, were drinking throughout the day and got involved in an altercation.  Authorities said Alberto Tuinzing, 36, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot Anthony Viola, 35, in the left bicep.

Medics treated Viola at Bonner General and released.  Coon said he is cooperating with detectives.

Doctors pronounced Tuinzing dead at the hospital.  Pending an autopsy, the cause of death has yet to be determined.  

The investigation is continuing and no charges have yet to be filed. 

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