PERQUIMANS COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – The Perquimans County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting that has been ruled accidental.

Deputies were called to the Snug Harbor community around 7:30 p.m. on August 11 for the report of a person who had been shot. When they arrived, they learned someone had accidentally fired a gun, which led to the person’s death.

While the Sheriff’s Office and EMS were still on scene, a bystander experienced a medical issue and had to be taken to the hospital.

Investigators ruled the shooting accidental.