KGMI News Reporting
By Dillon Honcoop, Mike Curtiss
FERNDALE, Wash. – A Bellingham woman struck by a stray bullet at a Fathers’ Day barbeque in Ferndale has died.
Whatcom County Undersheriff Jeff Parks says the 23-year-old died at the hospital Monday morning.
Police received a call saying bullets were striking a home on Gadwa Road.
Parks says the bullets were coming from five people target shooting across the Nooksack River nearly a half-mile away.
Two convicted felons, 40-year-old Douglas Quiding of Ferndale and 23-year-old Robert A. Lee of Bellingham have been arrested for illegally possessing guns.
More charges are possible as deputies investigate the shooting.
The victim’s name has not been released.