updated 6/28/2006 9:47:15 PM ET 2006-06-29T01:47:15

A man who committed suicide at a party also killed a 16-year-old girl when the bullet traveled through his head and struck her in the chest, authorities said.

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Jacob R. Lee, 19, and Lorena Mocko, 16, were found shot to death at around 1 a.m. Saturday, Lincoln County authorities said.

Lee shot himself and the bullet passed through him and fatally struck Mocko, Lincoln County Sheriff Daryl Anderson said Tuesday.

"It was just a total freak thing," said Jeri Mitchell, a friend of Mocko's mother.

Mocko, who lived across the border Canadian border in Fernie, British Columbia, was in town visiting her father and a boyfriend when she was shot, Mitchell said.

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