Update: Three men arrested over killing of Salford Law student

19-year-old Aya Hachem was found with fatal injuries on Sunday

Three men have been arrested over the shooting of the 19-year-old Salford law student Aya Hachem.

Police say that there was “every indication” she was not the intended target.

The three men, aged 33, 36 and 39 are from Blackburn and remain in custody.

Aya Hatchem was found with fatal injuries near the Lidl on Kings street, Blackburn on the afternoon of the 17th.

Lancashire Police were called to reports of gunshots and a woman being found unresponsive just after 3pm on Sunday.

An air ambulance was called and paramedics performed CPR before rushing Miss Hachem to hospital, where despite their best efforts she was pronounced dead.

many have paid tribute to Aya. Mark Russell, the executive of the children’s society for which she was a young trustee, described her as a “truly remarkable young woman”.

In response to her death mourners donated more that £27,000 to charity in less than 24 hours.

If you would like to contribute to a tribute piece for Aya please email [email protected]