20-year-old Chris Carter and his roommate, 21-year-old Phillip Villa were in their apartment in Fairbanks, Alaska. According to police Carter was playing with a gun when he unintentionally discharged the weapon and shot Villa.
Distraught over the shooting, Carter turned the gun on himself and shot himself in the chest. Both men were taken to the local hopsital. Carter died of his injuries. Villa was transported to a hospital in Seattle where he is in critical but stable condition.
Sources say both men may have been consuming alcohol when the incident occurred.