Perquimans County resident dies following accidental discharge of firearm

A Perquimans County resident has died following the accidental discharge of a firearm.


On Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 7:32 p.m., the Perquimans County 911 Center received a call for a subject that had been shot.

The Perquimans County Sheriff’s Office and Perquimans County EMS were both immediately dispatched to the Snug Harbor Community and found that an accidental discharge of a weapon resulted in the death of the victim.

A Medical Examiner that is appointed to Perquimans County by the NC Office of Medical Examiners was requested and responded to the scene for further evaluation.

While responders were on scene, a bystander experienced a medical issue, and an additional EMS crew was dispatched and provided treatment and transport to a local hospital.


The incident has been investigated by the Perquimans County Sheriff’s Office and is being ruled accidental.

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