The funeral of Ashley Dale, a young woman who was one of three gunmen in one week in Liverpool, has taken place.
Her white magnolia casket was carried into the English cathedral city by members of her family, followed by friends and colleagues.
The mood was somber and beautiful as dozens of mourners, mostly black, came to say their last goodbye to the “rising star” who “preceded all his life.”
Ms. Dalum She was just 28 years old when she became the victim of an innocent gunman who broke into her home in the Old Liverpool area last month.
She was found dead in her back garden on August 21.
Ms Dale was found by the emergency services, near her mobile phone and several empty shell casings following the shooting.
Police said the gunman opened fire in a “crisis” after breaking into his home in the early hours of the morning.
She had been shot in the back.
Her family described her as “a hardworking girl who had her whole life ahead of her.”
She was recently promoted to her position with the Scisley Council’s Environmental Health Department.
“Nothing in this sense and our lives will never be the same. A stupid act that tore a family apart,” they added.
Eight arrests have been made so far in the investigation of the murder.
Four people were recently arrested in Cumbria and Liverpool.
Three were arrested on suspicion of the murder of Ms. Dale, and on suspicion of firearms, the fourth on suspicion of the accused.
Three were released on conditional bail, while the fourth was released pending further investigation.
Two men previously arrested on suspicion of murder and two women on suspicion of assisting a criminal remain on bail.
The killing of Ms Dale happened a day after 22-year-old Sam Rimmer was shot and killed by a group of four men on electric bikes in the Dingle area of the city on August 16.
Then, on August 22, less than 48 hours after Ashley was shot and only two miles away, a man disguised as a 90-year-old broke into her home. Olivia Pratt-Korbelkilling the girl and injuring her mother Cheryl.
Olivia’s funeral took place last week.
Also injured in that incident was 35-year-old Joseph Nee – a policeman believed to be the intended target – who sought refuge from the attacker.
A number of arrests have also been made in the investigation into the shooting of Mr Rimmer and Olivia.
Merseyside Police say they are still appealing for help in tracing the guns and weapons used in the attacks.
No one has yet been charged in the three murders.