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Woman At Ferndale Barbecue Hit By Stray Bullet

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FERNDALE, Wash. (AP) - A woman at a Father's Day barbecue near Ferndale was hit in the chest by a stray bullet fired by shooters more than half-mile away.
    
The Whatcom County sheriff's office says a resident called 911 Sunday afternoon to report bullets were whizzing overhead. Then he called back saying his daughter had been hit in the chest.
    
The Bellingham Herald reports (http://bit.ly/17gVGCR ) the 23-year-old woman was taken to St. Joseph hospital in Bellingham with critical injuries.
    
Deputies heard the gunfire and traced the shots to a group of five people on the other side of the Nooksack River. They had been shooting handguns and high-powered rifles. No one was arrested but deputies are still investigating.

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