24-year-old Josheph Gunderson, of Colorado Springs, Colorado was at home around 6:30 Tuesday evening, examining a 9mm semi-automatic handgun he had just purchased.
According to reports, Gunderson unintentionally discharged the weapon, shooting himself in the left palm. The bullet continued on and then struck his roommate, who was standing nearby, in the right arm and left side.
Both men were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Gunderson has been charged with prohibited use of weapons.