FIVE men and a woman will appear in court charged with the murder of a law student in a daylight drive-by shooting.

Innocent passer-by Aya Hachem, 19, was gunned down on a shopping trip near her home in Blackburn, Lancashire.

The first of two shots fired from a passing vehicle hit a building but the second fatally struck the teenager in the chest on the afternoon of May 17.

Blackburn residents Feroz Suleman, 39, of Shear Brow; 24-year-old Kashif Manzoor, of Shakeshaft Street; Ayaz Hussain, 34, of Calgary Avenue; Uthman Satia, 28, and Abubakir Satia, 31, both of Oxford Close; and Judy Chapman, 26, of St Hubert's Road in Great Harwood, are all accused of her murder.

The six are also charged with the attempted murder of their alleged intended target, Pashar Khan.

They will attend a preliminary hearing at Preston Crown Court today (Wednesday, May 27) via video link from custody.

Lebanese-born Miss Hachem, a second year law student at the University of Salford, died in hospital from the single gunshot wound a short time after emergency services were called to the scene in King Street at about 3pm.

Her distraught parents said she was the "most loyal devoted daughter" who enjoyed spending time with her family and dreamed of becoming a solicitor.