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Ferndale woman hit by stray bullet shot in heart

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Ferndale woman hit by stray bullet shot in heart

KGMI News Reporting
By Alex Gray

An autopsy reveals the Ferndale woman struck by a stray bullet was shot through the heart.

Whatcom County Medical Examiner Doctor Gary Goldfogel says the shot came from a high powered hunting rifle and is ruling her death a homicide.

A group of people target shooting half a mile away fired the stray bullet hitting 23-year-old Alyssa Smith at her family’s Gadwa road home Sunday evening.

She died the following morning.

Two men are facing charges for unlawful possession of a firearm.