Local

Officials release identity of Ferndale woman killed by stray bullet

Photo: Clipart.com

Officials release identity of Ferndale woman killed by stray bullet

KGMI News reporting
By Alex Gray

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s office is releasing the identity of the woman killed in Ferndale Sunday by a stray bullet.

23-year-old Alyssa Smith died yesterday morning after she was shot at a family gathering.

Five people were target shooting along the NooksackRiver bank and several stray bullets travelled half a mile away striking Smith and a house on Gadwa Road.

No one else was injured.

Authorities are still investigating.

Two men were arrested at the time for unlawful possession of a firearm.