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Aya Hachem Biography
Who was Aya Hachem?
Aya Hachem was a 19-year-old law student who was identified as the young woman shot to death near a supermarket in Blackburn on Sunday, May 17, 2020. According to police, she was not the intended target. Hachem was found with fatal injuries on King Street near Lidl on Sunday. She went to the store at approximately 3:00 p.m. m. BST when she was shot from a car she was passing, police said.
Aya Hachem Family Aya Hachem was a 19-year-old law student who was identified as the young woman shot to death near a supermarket in Blackburn on Sunday May 17, 2020.
Hachem’s parents have paid tribute to her “beautiful” daughter, who was her “most loyal and devoted daughter” and dreamed of becoming a lawyer. “We are absolutely devastated by her death and would like to take this opportunity to appeal to any member of the public who may have any information, no matter how small, that could bring those responsible to justice,” they said.
Aya Trustee of the Children’s Society
Hachem was a young administrator of the Children’s Society. She was described as a “truly remarkable young woman and an inspiring voice for children and young people,” CEO Mark Russell said. Dr Janice Allan, dean of the Salford Business School, said Ms Hachem was “a very popular and promising second-year student whose contribution went beyond the classroom”. The Asylum and Refugee Community, a charity that works with asylum seekers and refugees in the Blackburn and Darwen area, said Hachem had been the victim of “a horrible and senseless attack”.
“It is with great sadness and anguish that we have to share with you that we have lost Aya, the beloved eldest daughter of Samar and Ismael from Lebanon,” she added.
Aya Hachem shot to death
Superintendent Jonathan Holmes said: “This is a truly shocking and senseless murder that has stolen the life of a young woman. “We appreciate that this has caused a lot of concern in the community, but we have deployed significant additional resources, including armed officers, to conduct high-visibility patrols in the area to provide peace of mind for residents.” Police have said the force is not treating the killing as a terrorism-related incident and does not believe it was racially motivated.
Assassin of Aya Hachem
Officers are searching for the driver of a vehicle that was seen leaving the scene and was later found abandoned. Lancashire Police said the shots were fired from a Toyota Avensis, with several occupants on board as they passed Hachem. The Avensis, with registration number SV53 UBP, was later recovered from Wellington Road, authorities said. Detectives have asked for witnesses to contact them.