19-year old law student Aya Hachem lost her life in a horrific senseless attack as she was shot dead outside Lidl, King Street, Blackburn as she walked past at around 3pm.
A mindless gunman has robbed Aya Hachem of her life in the holy month of Ramadan when she and her family were fasting. She was shot dead just 100 meters away from her home.
Aya Hachem was the law student and had recently passed her second year law exams at the University of Salford. She was also the vice chairperson of law society of university.
She was allegedly shot from a car window in Blackburn, Lancahsire at around 3 pm yesterday. Aya died shortly after bearing gun shot.
Police have started a murder investigation into her death. It was reported that the car was spotted leaving the murder scene.
A car described as the a light-coloured, possibly metallic green, Toyota Avensis found at a short distance from the murder scene. Someone abandoned the car there after opening gun shot at Aya.
Armed officers, along with as many as seven squad cars and a helicopter reached at the murder scene. Aya was taken to hospital but she succumbed to gunshot wounds.
She was a noble lady and cared got everyone. Lancashire Police representative disclosed that the cause of death is gunshot wound but autopsy report has yet to come.
The Asylum and Refugee Community (ARC) Project in Blackburn paid tribute to her. ARC said she was a beautiful woman and a loving lady.
Aya had a dream to study international law. She was eldest daughter of Samar and Ismael from Lebanon.
Her friends collected £25,000 in just 12 hours after her death to build a mosque in her honour in West Africa.