Three more people have been charged over the death of a 19-year-old law student who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting.

Innocent passer-by Aya Hachem, 19, was hit by one of several shots fired from a vehicle as she walked to a supermarket near her home in Blackburn, Lancashire, on Sunday. She died from a single wound to the chest.

Feroz Suleman, 39, and Abubakir Satia, 31, both from Blackburn, were charged with her murder earlier today.

Late this evening, Uthman Satia, 28, of Oxford Close, Blackburn, Judy Chapman, 26, of St Hubert’s Road, Great Harwood and Kashif Manzoor, 24, of Shakeshaft Street, Blackburn were also all charged with murder.

Police believe Ms Hachem was not the intended target of the attack, which took place in broad daylight on a busy main road near a Lidl supermarket in the town centre.

All five also face attempted murder charges and are due to appear before magistrates in Preston tomorrow. Aya Hachem (left), who was a trustee with the Children’s Society, had been just 100 yards from her home when she was shot and killed on King Street (right, Ms Hachem, wearing a white top, stands a few yards from the Toyota which slowed beside her before several shots were fired on Sunday) Police have arrested a total of 13 people in connection with the incident.

Aya’s father Ismail Hachem said he had hoped his family would be safe in Britain after fleeing Lebanon more than a decade ago.Mr Hachem had tried to call his daughter […]

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