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.