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Coroner: Victim In Sandpoint Died Due To 'Blunt Force Trauma'

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KHQ.COM - Bonner County Deputy Coroner David Ward says 36-year old Alberto Tuinzing died of a 'Closed head injury due to blunt force." Tuinzing and 25 year-old Anthony Viola were involved in an altercation Wednesday night that sent Viola to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm.

Tuinzing was also transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to Deputy Coroner Ward Alberto Tuinzing was the man believed to have pulled out the gun. Tuinzing died of "defensive wounds."

No other weapons were used in the altercation. Ward says its believed at some point in the Altercation Tuinzing "Slammed" his head on the ground which caused his fatal injury. So far Sandpoint police have not filed any charges.

Police have also not labeled this a self defense situation or a homicide investigation. Police say Anthony Viola is fully cooperating with the investigation.

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