Ashley Dale has been identified as the female victim of a shooting in Old Swan.
The 28-year-old employee of Knowsley Council was not the intended target, according to Merseyside police, who today stated that they believe the attack on the property was targeted. On Sunday, August 21, at around 12.40 a.m., there were reports of a woman’s safety being questioned, prompting emergency personnel to rush to a home on Leinster Road’s backyard.
They discovered Ashley at the site with gunshot wounds. She received care in the home’s backyard before being brought to the hospital, where she was later declared dead.
People have been paying tribute to the “beautiful” and “loving” woman and expressing their astonishment and loss. Paige Elizabeth posted the following on Facebook: “This is really painful. Ashley, you were taken far too soon.” Such a beautiful girl, Kayleigh Elizabeth Crowe retorted.
Commenter on ECHO wrote: “She is model-worthy gorgeous and extremely exquisite. What a waste of a life that was undoubtedly lovely.” Another remarked: “rob a lovely girl. You were abducted at an unsuitable age. Sincere sympathies to your family as we are thinking about you all.”
Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen said to the ECHO during a press conference on Monday: “Although the inquiry is just in its very early stages, we currently hold the opinion that Ashley was not the intended victim.
“Ashley had her entire career and her entire life ahead of her. She worked for Knowsley Council, had recently been promoted, had graduated.
“She was a young, innocent woman, enjoying her life. We believe the property was being targeted.”
Who Was Ashley Dale?
In her position with the Knowsley Council’s environmental health unit, Dale, a recent graduate, had just received a promotion. She was a “ray of brightness” who enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, according to her family, who called her. Before Dale’s body was discovered in her yard, the front door to her home had been broken open, according to Merseyside police Dept. Supt. Mark Kameen.
Ashley Dale’s family has issued a statement via Merseyside police following her death at home in Liverpool. They called Ashley, who had her entire life ahead of her, a “hard-working young woman” in the statement. They praised her grin and laugh, stating that “her vitality was contagious in any room.”
The family continued by expressing their inability to comprehend how Ashley could have experienced this and their steadfast wish for justice to be carried out. The killing of Dale has received extensive press coverage in the UK and has generated debate about the protection of women at home.
There have not yet been any arrests, and an investigation is still open. The passing of Ashley Dale is another another tragedy brought on by gun violence. We will shortly provide fresh information on this subject. For the time being, Dale’s family and friends are in our prayers.