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Court shown images of shooting that left girl, 5, paralysed

VICTIM: Thusha Kamaleswaran was left paralysed after shooting last year

CCTV IMAGES of the shooting that left a five-year-old girl paralysed was shown in court today.

Thusha Kamaleswaran was shot at Stockwell Food and Wine in March last year after reportedly becoming caught in the crossfire of rival gangs.

The video footage is said to show the schoolgirl skipping and dancing into her uncle's shop just moments before she collapsed face-down on the floor in front of her horrified parents.

Prosecuting, QC Edward Brown, told the court that the bullet that hit Thusha, passed through her body and was later found in the storeroom of the shop.

The youngster was saved by paramedics who operated on her in the street and surgeons who resuscitated her after she suffered a heart attack during emergency surgery in hospital.

Thusha was left permanently paralysed from the waist down and will never walk again after the incident on March 29 last year.

The trial against the three men who are accused of shooting the five-year-old started yesterday.

Shop worker, Roshan Selvakumar, was also hit by a bullet that entered the shop.

Kazeem Kolawole, 19, Anthony McCalla, 19, and Nathaniel Grant, 21, have pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

They also pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Roshaun Bryan and denied having a firearm with intent to endanger life.

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