A Nigerian teenager has been charge, for attempted murder following a shooting that occurred in Stockwell, London lastek in which a five year old gir was hit inythe chest.
Kazeem Kolawole,18 has been charged over the shootings of five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran and a bystander at south London shop.
A second teenager has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following the shooting of five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran in Stockwell, south London.
Kazeem Kolawole, 18, is due to appear at Camberwell Green magistrates’ court on Wednesday charged over the shootings of Thusha and bystander Roshan Selvakumarm, 35, at the Stockwell Food and Wine shop last week.
Thusha – believed to be London’s youngest gun crime victim – was hit in the chest and Selvakumar suffered a head wound as shots were fired indiscriminately into the shop where two youths were hiding.
Both victims remained in a “serious but stable” condition, police said.
A second man has already been remanded in custody charged with two counts of attempted murder. Anthony McCalla, 19, of Oakdale Road, Streatham, south London, will appear at the Old Bailey on 10 June.
On Friday night, a 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder was bailed to a date later this month. A 17-year-old youth, arrested yesterday, remains in custody.
Relatives are maintaining vigils at Thusha’s hospital bedside while detectives build up “continuity trail” of the attackers’ movements.
Thusha’s brother, 12, and three-year-old sister were also in the shop during the shooting, but were unhurt.
Last week, Thusha’s mother, Sharmila Kamaleswaran, urged people to help the police.
“This incident has caused much shock for me and my family,” she said. “As any mother, I have deep love for all my children and what has happened to my daughter Thusha has left me feeling empty inside.
“I cannot eat or sleep properly until she opens her eyes. My daughter Thusha is such a sweet, quiet and helpful child, always smiling and laughing. I cannot wait to hear her voice again and hold her.”
Crimestoppers has offered a £50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.