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Paramount shooting: Armed cops swarm Paramount Pictures studio in 'standoff with knifeman as police open fire' in LA

ARMED cops have sealed off Paramount Pictures following reports of a man with a knife.

Cops fired shots in a standoff between the suspect and officers at the movie studio in Los Angeles on Sunday night, it's reported.


Los Angeles police didn't disclose what the suspect was wanted for.

The reason for the shooting was not clear, according to a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) report.

It's not clear if anyone was shot during the gunfire and no injuries have been reported.

Witnesses say they saw several officers at the scene amid a possible "barricade situation", KCBS reports.

It's reported that a man, who is suspected in an alleged sexual assault case, became uncooperative and barricaded himself inside a building on the Paramount Pictures studio lot, according to the Los Angeles Times.

He was under surveillance by Fullerton police investigators, who reportedly tried to arrest him in Los Angeles.

Photojournalist John Schreiber tweeted that Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) cops were in the "New York Street" part of the studio.

"Police continue to focus on this building and one particular window on the top floor. Canine units also seen down below," he said.

A helicopter was seen flying overhead and shining a light on the site.

Authorities have urged people to avoid the Melrose/Gower area of Los Angeles.

Police say they will provide more information as it became available.

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Shooting victim threatened with fine if she doesn't return to school

Britain’s youngest victim of gun crime, 15, who was shot in the chest aged 5 leaving her prone to respiratory infections is being forced to return to school despite risks of Covid-19 after parents were threatened with a fine

  • Thusha Kamaleswaran, now 15, shot in the chest in Stockwell, London in 2011
  • Bullet shattered seventh vertebra of her spine and she went into cardiac arrest
  • GP says lung function is ‘not optimal’ and she is ‘prone to respiratory infection’
  • Seven Kings School in Ilford threatened parents with fine if she does not return

A teen who became Britain’s youngest victim of gun crime when she was caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting has been forced to return to school, despite her injuries making her more susceptible to Covid-19. 

Thusha Kamaleswaran, now 15, was just five when she was shot in the chest in Stockwell, south London, in 2011, leaving her paralysed from the chest down and more prone to respiratory infections. 

Despite her doctor telling the school that her lung function is ‘not optimal’, parents Sasi, 45, and mum Shamila, 43, were forced to send their daughter back to Seven Kings School in Ilford, Essex after they were threatened with a fine. 

‘Thusha returned to school on Monday but feels unsafe and anxious. It seems really unfair after all she’s been through,’ her brother Thusan, 21, told The Sunday Mirror. 

Thusha Kamaleswaran (pictured in 2012) was just five when she was shot in the chest in Stockwell, south London, in 2011, leaving her paralysed from the chest down

Now 15, the teen (pictured in 2017) has been forced to return to school, despite high risks due to Covid-19 as her parents have been threatened with a fine 

Thusha’s GP, Dr PJ Suresh wrote a letter to the school warning that she is ‘prone to respiratory infections’ due to her reduced lung function.

However Seven Kings’ head of pastoral care, Dean Taylor, told the publication the letter to the school from the family’s GP ‘did not provide the necessary information’.  

Thusha was shot while she played in her aunt and uncle’s shop, Stockwell Food and Wine.

CCTV showed Thusha cheerfully skipping up and down an aisle just seconds before the gang rushed in after their intended victim. The whole shocking incident lasted just 50 seconds. 

Thusha, pictured in 2013, was shot as she played in her aunt and uncle’s shop, Stockwell Food and Wine in South London

Kazeem Kolawole and two other gang members, Nathaniel Grant and Anthony McCalla – members of the Brixton-based OC gang – had stormed into the store looking to shoot Roshaun Bryan, a member of rival Stockwell gang ABM. 

Grant then opened fire and Thusha, from Hainault in north east London, was caught in the crossfire and hit in the chest. 

The bullet shattered the seventh vertebra of her spine, sending her into cardiac arrest.

Doctors were forced to perform open heart surgery on her in the street. One surgeon kept her alive by pinching a severed vessel leading to her heart between his fingers to stem catastrophic blood loss. 

Her heart stopped twice in the hours after the shooting and she was left relying on a ventilator machine for almost three weeks, with her parents being warned she had only a 50 per cent chance of survival. 

In 2017, Thusha and her brother appeared on Good Morning Britain where they revealed she had made extraordinary progress and had regained feeling in her legs 

She then spent a year in hospital and was confined to a wheelchair.

In 2017, Thusha and her brother appeared on Good Morning Britain where they revealed she had made extraordinary progress and, against the odds, had regained the feeling in her legs and could take steps.

Thusan said: ‘She has made a lot of progress, she has gained feeling in her legs now and a couple of years ago she couldn’t do that. She can move her legs now.

‘It makes me happy because when you saw what happened, she was not in a good state. Now she has got all her feeling and stuff and she will eventually walk again.’ 

What happened to Thusha Kamaleswaran?  

Thusha Kamaleswaran was left paralysed by a bullet fired by 21-year-old Nathaniel Grant as she danced in a grocery store aisle in front of her parents.  

His intended victim was rival gang member Roshaun Bryan, but Grant, of Camberwell, south east London, caught five-year-old Thusha in the crossfire. 

Thusha was left helpless and dying on the floor of the grocery shop after a .22 round pierced her chest.

Security cameras installed in Stockwell Food and Wine because of the constant threat of armed robbery captured the incident

Moments earlier she could be seen in her bright red coat and pink skirt playing cheerfully with her 12-year-old brother and three-year-old sister. The whole incident lasted just 50 seconds.

Security cameras installed because of the constant threat of armed robbery captured the incident and senior barristers said the footage contained some of the most heart-breaking evidence ever seen in a British courtroom. 

Thusha’s mother Sharmila Kamaleswaran broke down in tears and was comforted by her husband as she saw it for the first time at the start of the Old Bailey trial.

Pictured (left to right) Nathaniel Grant, Anthony McCalla and Kazeem all of who were jailed for the gang-related shooting that left five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran permanently paralysed

Grant was jailed in 2012 for a minimum of 17-years for causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Thusha and shopper Roshan Selvakumar, who was shot in the face.   

His accomplices Anthony McCalla, 20, and Kazeem Kolawole, 19, were also jailed in 2012 for a minimum of 14 years. 

Thusha was left paralysed from the chest down, but in 2017 revealed she had regained some feeling in her legs and had managed to take her first steps since the accident.  

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Arizona drive-by shooting injures 7, including 1-year-old baby

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Arizona police say a drive-by shooting at an outdoor event injured seven people, including a year-old baby who was fighting for its life in critical condition.

It happened Friday night in Mesa in a strip mall parking lot where families had gathered for a pop-up event with food trucks and tents, according to reports.

Police said the gunfire came from an SUV that drove down the road and then stopped.

“We just started hearing shots ring out and after the first shot everybody like scattered,” one of the victims, Sally Holderbach, told KNVX-TV.

A bullet fragment struck her in the foot.

Holderback said the people with the baby began screaming for help. The child remained in critical condition, authorities said Saturday.

Holderbach was one of three adults injured. Besides the baby, three children, ages 6, 9 and 16, were also hurt.

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“This bottom line is this: whether those people are a family, a friend, an acquaintance — they crossed the line. They shot children and that’s unacceptable,” Mesa Police Chief Kevin Cost said Saturday, according to Fox 10 Phoenix.

The investigation is continuing. No arrests have been announced.

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Rapper targeted in shooting outside Orlando mall

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A popular Florida rapper was the suspected target of a shooting outside the Mall at Millenia in Orlando Thursday that resulted in multiple arrests, but no injuries. 

Officers who were inside the mall responded to the shooting, which occurred around 6 p.m. near the entrance of the food court. Four people were detained a short time later. 

"No officers deployed any kind of weapons during this. There was no resisting," Orlando Deputy Chief of Police Eric Smith told the media Thursday night. "Everybody was taken down without incident."

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19-year-old Trey’von Graham
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Trey’von Jaheim Graham, 19, was charged with attempted first degree murder with a firearm and discharging a firearm in public. 

Graham is supected of shooting at 20-year-old Jacquavius Smith, who was also arrested. Smith was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a short-barreled rifle.

20-year-old Jacquavius Dennard Smith
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Those charges stem from a shooting on July 23 that caused thousands of dollars of damage to a home.  

Smith is a successful rapper who goes by 9lokkNine.

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His song "Why you LYING", which was released in May, has more than 10 million views on YouTube. He has more than a million followers on Instagram, where he goes by glokk9afnf. 

Smith did not respond to a request for comment Friday. 

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