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UPDATED: 1 dead after suffering gunshot injury at Ferndale gathering

FERNDALE, Wash. — Ferndale Police Department and Whatcom County Fire District 7 personnel responded to a report of person with a gunshot injury about 12:20am today, Sunday, January 23rd.

First responders were dispatched to gathering at a rental event venue in the 5500 block of 2nd Avenue in Ferndale.

5500 block of 2nd Avenue

When police arrived, they found the victim lying on the sidewalk in outside the front of the building and bystanders were providing first aid.

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Emergency medical services radio reports from the scene said the victim was transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center.

City of Ferndale spokesperson Riley Sweeney told Whatcom News the victim died at the hospital and official cause of death will be released pending an autopsy report from the Whatcom County Medical Examiner.

According to Sweeney, witnesses said there had been an altercation going on involving the victim and an unknown male when several gun shots were heard. Shortly after hearing the shots, witnesses reported seeing a smaller white passenger car flee the area. That vehicle was last seen northbound on I-5 from Main Street.

As of 11am today, Ferndale Police were continuing their investigation.

Detectives ask anyone who has information regarding this incident to contact the Ferndale Police Department at 360-384-3390.


  1. Amy Dorsey January 23, 2022

    Iam so sad for the family Isanti to say iam so damn tired of guns n violence !!!you can’t even have a family gathering without someone ruin ING it …my prayers n thoughts are with u all I new the girlfriend n there son ..n now that Lil boy will never no his daddy …….same thing happened to my grandson he will never grow up to be with his daddy …..why?????why??????

  2. Missy January 24, 2022

    Such a senseless act. My Niece will never get to hold his hand or hear him say I love you. The baby who turns 2 this week has been robbed of his father! He was a good young man, lived his life right and took care of his family. I hope the people that know speak up! If you could only hear the agony in her cries. She’s devastated.

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