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The uncle of Thusha Kamaleswaran, the girl who was paralysed from the waist down after being caught in the crossfire during a gang-related attack has told the Daily Mirror she often recalls the incident:
Thusha Kamaleswaran's mother said every time she closes her eyes she sees her daughter "lying on the ground covered in blood".
Sharmila Kamaleswaran told the Daily Mail: "We have to do everything for her. If she wants to go to the next room we have to carry her. I miss her when she is in the hospital. But I cannot sleep when she is here with me.
"I wake up in the night and the terrible events come back to me again. I stroke Thusha’s legs and cry. I cannot sleep. When I close my eyes I see Thusha lying on the ground covered in blood. Now I have to take sleeping tablets."
A five-year-old girl who was shot in a gang-related attack has told of her fears of being hurt again.
Thusha Kamaleswaran, now six, is expected to be permanently wheelchair-bound after a bullet hit her in the chest, shattering her dreams of becoming a dancer.
She told the Daily Mail: "I am scared to get into the car because of the strangers all around us. I worry that someone will try to hurt me again."
"I wanted to be a dancer. I wanted to dance properly, to take lessons," she added.
Thusha Kamaleswaran was playing in her aunt's shop when she was shot, police have released CCTV from inside the store:
Statement from Thusha's parents, released by the Metropolitan Police:
Prosecutor Edward Brown QC told jurors in the case of three men accused of a drive-by shooting at a shop in Stockwell, south London, in March 2011:
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Members of the same Brixton gang who shot a 5-year-old little girl have been jailed for dealing drugs.
Three men were found guilty of a gang-related shooting that left a five-year-old paralysed, shattering her dreams of becoming a dancer.