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26 Year Old Barnegat Hunter Accidently Shot and Killed By Friend

Credits: Ocean County Prosecutors Office website photo

BAYVILLE, NJ - The Ocean County Prosecutors Office revealed that a local man was accidently shot and killed by his friend on Saturday in a hunting accident.   The office has released the name of a man who was accidentally shot and killed.  .

Prosecutors say 26-year-old Richard Pereira, of Barnegat, was hunting deer with his father and two friends in a wooded area of Berkeley Township when the shooting occurred Saturday morning.

Pereira was shot by one of the friends, a 41-year-old Lacey Township man whose name was not released.

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Pereira's father immediately tried to render aid to his son while another group member called 911 but Pereira was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Authorities declined further comment Sunday on the shooting, saying the investigation was ongoing.


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