Detectives Apprehend Blackburn Drive-by Shooting Suspects

A 19 year old law student, Aya Hachem, was gunned down on Sunday when shots were fired from a passing car in King Street, Blackburn.

Aya Hachem died from a gunshot wound to the chest
Aya Hachem/ Photo Credit: Independent

A 19-year-old law student, Aya Hachem, was gunned down on Sunday when shots were fired from a passing car in King Street, Blackburn.

In an attempt to shoot their target, the suspects killed the innocent young teenager who was passing by on her way to a supermarket close to her house in Blackburn, Lancashire.

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Two shots were fired from the passing vehicle, the first hit a building but the second one struck the young lady in the chest. She was taken to the hospital where she died a while later.

Five people were charged with attempted murder and are scheduled to appear before the magistrates today. The names of the identified suspects are Feroz Suleman, 39, Abubakar Satia, 31, Uthman Satia, 28, Judy Chapman, 26 and Kashif Manzoor.

Detective Superintendent Andy Cribbin, of the Lancashire Police Major Investigation Team, said: “While we have now charged people in connection with Aya’s murder our enquiries are very much ongoing.

“I would like to thank all those who have come forward to assist with our investigation so far and to continue to encourage people to come and speak to us if they have information.”

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Ms Hachem `s frantic parents described her as the “most loyal devoted daughter” who enjoyed spending time with her family and “dreamed of becoming a solicitor”.

“We are absolutely devastated by her death and would like to take this opportunity to plead with any members of the public who may have any information however small that may bring those responsible to justice,” they said.

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