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.
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.