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Stockwell shooting: Police make fourth arrest

Thusha Kamaleswaran
Image caption Thusha Kamaleswaran was shot in the chest

A fourth person has been arrested over a shooting in a south London shop in which a five-year-old girl was hurt.

Thusha Kamaleswaran remains seriously ill after being shot along with a 35-year-old bystander, Roshan Selvakumar, in Stockwell on 29 March.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, hours after an 18-year-old man was detained on the same grounds in Lambeth.

Both teenagers, who remain in custody, were arrested on Sunday, police said.

Police said the 18-year-old was being held over the shooting of Mr Selvakumar.

Man charged

A 14-year-old youth was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on 1 April but was subsequently bailed until later in April.

Anthony McCalla, 19, of Streatham, south London, has appeared in court charged with attempting to murder Thusha and Mr Selvakumar.

Thusha was hit in the chest and Mr Selvakumar suffered a head wound when a gunman fired into Stockwell Food and Wine shop in Stockwell Road.

Police said the intended targets were two youths who had taken shelter in the store after being chased by three other youths on bicycles.

Both victims are in a serious but stable condition.

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

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