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Thusha Kamaleswaran shooting trial: Jury considers verdicts

Thusha Kamaleswaran
Image caption Five year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran was shot in the chest

An Old Bailey jury trying three men accused over a shooting in a shop which left a five-year-old girl paralysed has retired to consider its verdicts.

Thusha Kamaleswaran was shot in the chest and Roshan Selvakumar, 35, in the face, when a gun was fired into the Brixton shop in March 2011.

The bullet passed through Thusha's spine paralysing her.

Kazeem Kolawole, 19, Anthony McCalla, 20, and Nathaniel Grant, 21, deny grievous bodily harm with intent.

Mr Kolawole, of Kennington, Mr McCalla, of Streatham, and Mr Grant, of Camberwell, south-east London, are also accused of the attempted murder of another man, Roshaun Bryan, and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. They deny all the charges.

The prosecution alleges that Mr Grant was the gunman who fired two shots into Stockwell Food and Wine shop in south London hitting the child and the shopper.

The defendants were members of a gang and were chasing a rival who ran into the store, the court heard.

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