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Fire Department: Woman shot and killed in Richmond was firefighter

Richmond Fire Lieutenant Ashley Nicole Berry worked at the department since 2011. She was found with serious gunshot wounds and died at a hospital.
Credit: City of Richmond, VA Fire Department

HOPEWELL, Va. — A woman killed in a shooting Thanksgiving night in Hopewell was a firefighter in Richmond.

The Richmond Fire Department on Friday identified the woman as 33-year-old Ashley Nicole Berry. The Chesterfield resident was a lieutenant with the department, where she had worked since 2011.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports police and emergency personnel found Berry with serious gunshot wounds around 11:40 p.m. Thursday after receiving a report that someone had been shot. She died at a hospital.

Police are asking that anyone with information contact authorities. They say a silver or gold sport utility vehicle quickly left the area after the shooting.

Berry had been recently assigned to the fire marshal’s office.

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