Two people are dead in what Linn County authorities say was a homicide and suicide.

Two people are dead in what Linn County authorities say was a homicide and suicide. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release Friday afternoon regarding the deaths. The release stated that the sheriff’s office and Linn County Ambulance were dispatched at 7:52 a.m. Friday to a residence in the northwest part of Linn County in reference to gunshot victims. Upon arrival at the residence, the news release stated, it was determined that there was a male, a female and two dogs deceased at the residence. Upon investigation, it was determined that the female victim and two dogs had been shot by the male who was also found dead at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Linn County Coroner Kenny Creason ruled the deaths a homicide and suicide. Authorities did not release the names of the deceased.