Three men have been jailed for life today for a gang-related shooting which left a five-year-old girl paralysed.
The men responsible for a gang-related shooting, that left a five-year-old girl paralysed, have been sentenced to life in prison.
Thusha keeps smiling despite trauma of Stockwell shooting
A five year old girl who was told she would never walk again after being shot has taken her first steps.
Thusha Kamaleswaran, who is now seven, was playing in her uncle's shop in South London when she was caught in gang crossfire two years ago.
Lucrezia Millarini reports on her remarkable progress.
In March 2011, Thusha Kamaleswaran, five, was caught in gang crossfire as she played in her uncle's shop in Stockwell.
She was left paralysed by the attack and her family were told that she would never walk again.
Watch her appearance on the Daybreak sofa this morning.
Thusha Kamaleswaran, who was five years old when she was shot in the spine during a gang fight in her uncle's shop, has taken her first steps. Appearing on the Daybreak sofa this morning, she said she still dreamed of being a dancer.
To watch that interview click on the link here.
See how we reported the story at the time, Ronke Phillips' report is from April 2012
Following the sentencing of three men over the shooting of Thusha Kamaleswaran, Detective Superintendent Gordon Allison issued the following statement.
The shooting of five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran was "an attack on society itself by men who saw themselves above and outside the law" according to the judge.
As he sentenced them to life in prison, he called the case "exceptional and of the utmost gravity".
The three men convicted over the shooting of five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran, which left her paralysed and in a wheelchair, have been sentenced to life in prison with minium terms of:
14 years for 20-year-old Anthony McCalla
14 years for 19-year-old Kaseem Kolawole
17 years for 21-year-old Nathaniel Grant.
The judge is now giving his comments before sentencing.
He has told the defendants that their crimes were of the utmost gravity and that when they set off on their bikes it was as if they were "on a mission".
All three defendants stared straight ahead as the judge told them "not one of you has shown a shred of remorse".
Three men convicted over the shooting of five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran are in the dock and about to be sentenced.
Thusha's parents have taken their seats in court and relatives of the other victim, Roshan SelaKumar, are also in court.
Mr Selakumar suffered catastrophic injuries when he was shot in the face.