A Silverton man was killed early this morning when he and several friends were playing with firearms at a party. Mark Berry, 22, died from a shotgun wound at a residence on the 400 block of Church Street in Silverton. Berry and several friends were playing with firearms they thought were unloaded, according to Silverton Police officials. The Silverton Police Department responded to the call just after 1 a.m. According to Sgt. Jerry Blaylock, Berry died immediately from the single shot. Blaylock said Berry and three or four friends were playing around with the firearms and both Berry and another friend had contact with the shotgun when it discharged. Police said it appears the shooting was accidental. The incident is still under investigation. Blaylock said alcohol was a factor in the incidence. Some of the people at the party fled the residence while others remained. Drinking was involved and there were underage kids there, Blaylock said. The people who remained at the residence were cooperative with the police and gave voluntary statements. Officers are in the process of tracking down other witnesses who fled the scene.