Sheriff: Two dead in murder-suicide at Ward County bar

RYDER, N.D. (AP)- Authorities say two men are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in northern North Dakota.

Ward County sheriff’s officials say the incident started about 10 p.m. Thursday inside the Ryder Star Bar in Ryder. Authorities say 32-year-old Thomas Huston, of Makoti, entered the bar and confronted 49-year-old Danial Peterson, also of Makoti. After a short physical confrontation, Huston started to walk toward the bar door before circling around and shooting Peterson with a handgun.

Sheriff’s officials say Huston left the bar and shot himself outside of his vehicle. Both men were found dead at the scene.