Aya Hachem, 19, was described as a devoted daughter by her devastated parents Police have arrested another three men after a student was shot dead in the street as she walked to a Lidl supermarket .
Aya Hachem, 19, who studied law at the University of Salford, was on a main road in Blackburn when she was hit by one of several shots on Sunday.
Two men aged 31 and 35 have been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
They were all detained in the Blackburn area on Tuesday evening and remain in custody. Law student killed in drive-by shooting died from single gunshot wound Police launched a major investigation after Aya was killed. They do not believe she was the intended target of the attack, which took place in broad daylight on a busy main road in the town centre.
Emergency services rushed to the scene but she later died in hospital.
A post-mortem examination revealed that she died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Three other men from Blackburn aged 39, 33 and 36 were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday and remain in custody.Her former headteacher at Blackburn Central High School, Diane Atkinson, told the BBC: “She fled a war-torn zone as a refugee and came to the UK looking for a better life.“She arrived with very little English and was soon inducted with BCHS, as we call ourselves, the family, and Blackburn.“And […]
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