Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson has identified the 21-year-old Rossville man who fatally shot himself in the head Wednesday night after seriously wounding his 16-year-old friend with an accidental gunshot to the throat.

The shooting happened at 20-B Longstreet Road in the Fairview community in Rossville.

According to the Wilson, 21-year-old Oscar Daniel (aka Chris) Velasques, who resided at the incident location, was pronounced dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

-Walker County Messenger