12/05/2011 12:03 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Shot Five-Year-Old Girl May Never Walk Again


The five-year-old girl whose shooting by teenagers shocked the country may never walk again.

Thusha Kamaleswaran has been left paralysed from the waist down and her devastated parents have been told she is unlikely to walk.

Thusha was hit in the chest on March 29 when a gunman sprayed bullets at two rivals who ran into Stockwell Food and Wine, South London, where she was visiting an uncle on his birthday.

A bullet damaged her spine. She was taken to hospital in critical condition where she had a series of gruelling ops. Her condition stabilised but she only regained full consciousness two weeks ago. Doctors then realised she had no feeling in her legs.

Her Sri Lankan parents, from Ilford, Essex, are said to be "tormented with grief".

Shop assistant Roshan Selvakumar, 35 - shot in the face - faces possible plastic surgery.

Kazeem Kolawole, 18, Anthony McCalla, 19, and Nathaniel Grant, 20, all of South London, were charged with the attempted murders of Thusha and Roshan. They were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on June 10. Three teenagers have been bailed over the shootings.