4 males and a girl appeared in court docket right now charged with the homicide of a 19-year-old regulation pupil gunned down in an alleged drive-by capturing.
Harmless passer-by Aya Hachem was strolling to Lidl grocery store close to her dwelling when she was hit by a bullet fired from a passing Toyota automotive.
The primary of two pictures struck a constructing however the second fatally pierced her chest.
Feroz Suleman, 39, Abubakir Satia, 31, Uthman Satia, 28, Judy Chapman, 26, and Kashif Manzoor, 24, are charged with murdering Aya and the tried homicide of Pashar Khan – their meant sufferer.
The defendants, from Blackburn and Nice Harwood, spoke solely to substantiate their identify and handle once they appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Courtroom.
The court docket was advised that the allegations had been so critical they might solely be heard on the crown court docket and no functions for bail might be made.
All of the defendants had been sporting gray tracksuits, aside from Suleman, who wore a Gucci jumper and blue denims.
Suleman is the boss of RI Tyres agency in Blackburn which has three branches.
Magistrates agreed to a three-month closure order of the enterprise following an utility by Lancashire Police.
Abubakir Satia is a director of journey firm Satia Excursions, and appeared on an episode of Crimewatch in 2017 after being significantly injured after he tried to cease a thief stealing his £35,000 BMW.
The 5 defendants will seem for a bail utility listening to at Preston Crown Courtroom on Wednesday.
Two males, aged 34 and 39 and from Blackburn, stay in custody on suspicion of homicide and tried homicide.
Lebanese-born Ms Hachem, a second yr pupil on the College of Salford, was shot in King Avenue, Blackburn, Lancashire final Sunday at 3pm.
Paramedics battled to save lots of the Kids’s Society charity volunteer, however she died a short time after she was taken to hospital.
Ms Hachem’s distraught mother and father mentioned Aya, the eldest of 4 siblings, was the ‘most loyal, devoted daughter’ who loved spending time along with her household.
Her father Ismail Hachem arrived within the UK 10 years in the past as an asylum seeker. In line with household associates, he had been shot in crossfire in Lebanon and moved to England hoping for a brand new life.
He spent 9 years as an asylum seeker earlier than gaining British citizenship final yr.
Ms Hachem’s former faculty paid tribute to her as ‘a fantastic younger woman who fled her dwelling nation in seek for a greater life within the UK’.