Three guys have been detained on suspicion of killing a lady in Liverpool who was shot in her backyard.
Ashley Dale, 28, passed away after being discovered injured in the early morning hours of August 21 in the Old Swan neighborhood.
Three males, ages 27, 35, and 40, were apprehended in Cumbria and Merseyside and held on suspicion of having a firearm in their possession.
According to police, a 57-year-old male was also detained on suspicion of helping a criminal.
The four suspects, who are all from Merseyside, are still being held in jail.
According to authorities, this raises the total number of arrests to eight.
Two men who were previously detained on suspicion of killing Ms. Dale and two women who were detained on suspicion of aiding an offender are still out on bail.
The environmental health officer was not thought to have been the original target of the gunshot, Liverpool Senior Coroner Andre Rebello said in August when she opened her inquiry at Gerard Majella Courthouse.
He said Ms. Dale’s Leinster Road residence had had its door forced, and she had been discovered laying still by her mobile phone and multiple shell casings in the backyard.
Her family will “battle with a very painful mourning path” up until someone was apprehended and the legal system was used to “this most horrific catastrophe,” he said.
Ms. Dale’s relatives hailed her as “a hard-working young lady who had her whole life ahead of her” immediately after her passing.
They claimed that she had lately advanced in her position with Knowsley Council.
“Our lives will never be the same again because none of this makes sense. A senseless act of violence that shattered a family, “Added they.
Ms. Dale was one of four persons slain in Merseyside in a week.
Sam Rimmer, 22, was shot in Dingle on August 16 while Karen Dempsey, 55, was stabbed in a bar parking lot on August 22 and passed away in a hospital.
Later on same day, 9-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel was fatally shot inside her Dovecot home.