WENDELL, Idaho — Authorities in south-central Idaho say two men are dead in a murder-suicide at the Magic Valley Portuguese Hall in Wendell.

Authorities tell The Times-News (http://bit.ly/2v9jvvd) that 56-year-old Tony Sousa of Wendell and 34-year-old Augustin Nopal Eonu of Paul were killed with a rifle.

Sousa was the president of the Portuguese Hall, and Eonu was a construction worker doing renovation work.

Authorities didn’t say which of the men was the shooter, and a possible reason for the shooting is unknown.

Police say other construction workers were outside but didn’t hear what led up to the shooting.

The hall is used for Portuguese religious celebrations as well as other community and cultural events.


Information from: The Times-News, http://www.magicvalley.com

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