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Man remanded over attempted murder of girl in Stockwell

Thusha Kamaleswaran
Image caption Thusha Kamaleswaran remains critically ill

A man has been remanded in custody charged with two counts of attempted murder after the shooting of a five-year-old girl and a man in London.

Anthony McCalla, 19, of Streatham, is accused over the shooting of Thusha Kamaleswaran and Roshan Selvakumar, 35, in Stockwell, south London.

He will appear at the Old Bailey on 10 June.

A 14-year-old boy arrested on Friday on suspicion of attempted murder was released on bail on Saturday evening.

Mr McCalla appeared before Camberwell Magistrates' Court on Saturday morning.

The victims are both Sri Lankan and are not related.

Police said Thusha remained in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Mr Selvakumar's condition is described as stable.

Thusha was hit in the chest and Mr Selvakumar suffered a head wound as two youths cowered in the store after being chased by three other youths on bicycles.

Detectives revealed Thusha's 12-year-old brother, three-year-old sister and mother had been in the shop in Stockwell but were unhurt during the Tuesday evening shooting.

Crimestoppers has been offering a £50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of those behind the shooting.

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