Shot girl, 5, may never walk again
Thursday 12 May 2011
A five-year-old girl shot when a gunman opened fire in a shop may never walk again.
Thusha Kamaleswaran's parents have been told she is paralysed from the waist down after suffering what police described as "life changing" injuries.
The little girl and 35-year-old Roshan Selvakumar were shot inside the Stockwell Food and Wine store in south London on March 29. She was visiting an uncle on his birthday.
It is understood the girl's spine was damaged by a bullet wound to her chest.
Doctors found she had no feeling in her legs after she regained full consciousness.
Detectives are keeping an "open mind" over the motive for the attack in south London.
Three suspects have been charged by officers who have made a total of six arrests over the attacks.
Nathaniel Grant, 20, of Camberwell New Road, Camberwell, Kazeem Kolawoli, 18, of Black Prince Road, Lambeth, and Anthony McCalla, 19, of Oakdale Road, Streatham, have appeared in court charged with attempted murder.
The girl's mother, 12-year-old brother and three-year-old sister were also in the shop during the shooting but were unhurt.
Mr Selvakumar has been discharged and is continuing to receive treatment.
The investigation is being led by DCI Tony Broughton of the Metropolitan Police's Trident gun crime unit.
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