Two men have been charged this evening with the murder of a 19 year old student from Blackburn, UK, Lancashire police confirm.
19-year-old Aya Hachem who was killed in a shooting in her hometown this week.
The accused have been named as Feroz Suleman, 39, and Abubakir Satia, 31, also from Blackburn.
Miss Hachem, who was a student at the faculty of law at Salford University, was walking to a supermarket for essential shopping when she was gunned down and died en route to the hospital.
The shooting took place on Wednesday afternoon last week and is believed by detectives to have meant to be targeted towards another man.
Detectives confirmed they had arrested the two men soon after the incident, and had arrested a 22 year old man on suspicion of murder and attempted murder of the intended target.
The two men charged of the murder this evening were also charged with attempted murder of their original target.
Detective superintendent Andy Cribbin, of the force’s 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.”