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Sasha Johnson was a British Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson in critical condition after being shot in the head in London, according to her political party.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has been brutally attacked and sustained a gunshot wound to her head,” the Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP) said in a Sunday statement. “She is currently in intensive care and in a critical condition.”
The party said the attack happened “following numerous death threats as a result of her activism.”
She was 27 years old.
Sasha Johnson Shot Dead
London’s Metropolitan Police responded to reports of gunfire in southeast London about 3 a.m. local time Sunday morning, it said in a statement.
Police said paramedics transported a 27-year-old woman with gunshot wounds to a south London hospital and that the incident appeared to have happened near a house party in Southwark.
The police statement said that at this early stage of the investigation, there was no evidence to suggest a targeted attack or that the woman “had received any credible threats against her prior to this incident.”
“We are aware of Sasha’s involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK, and I understand the concern this will cause to some communities – however, I wish to stress that at this time, there is nothing to suggest Sasha was the victim of a targeted attack.
“We are also not aware of any reports of threats made against her prior to this incident.”
She went on to call the incident “shocking,” adding that the force’s “thoughts are with the family.”
Ms. Heydari said the suspects are black men dressed in dark clothing and “there is no suggestion they knew Sasha.”
“There is someone out there who knows who carried out this attack and these people do not deserve their protection,” she added.
However, Ms. Johnson’s Taking the Initiative Party has refused to believe Met’s assurances alleged death threats before the incident against the activist were not credible.
Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Trident) are conducting an investigation and looking to speak with anyone who was at the party in the Consort Road area of London, it added.
“A dedicated team of detectives is working tirelessly to identify the person or persons responsible for this shooting,” said Detective Chief Inspector Jim Tele. He added that “they need the public’s help,” and urged people to come forward if they witnessed or had heard information about the incident.
Tele added that while he recognized the incident “will have shocked those in the local community and further afield,” he called on the public to “avoid speculating as to the motive or the circumstances behind it.
Leo Muhammad told CNN that Johnson is a “warrior, a young sister who has been thrust to the forefront of the struggle for justice in the UK.”
Muhammad, a friend of Johnson, said that although the facts of the shooting were still being established, “whether it was targeted or [whether] she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, the fact is, nobody is spraying bullets into white communities, but it’s a regular occurrence within the black community. We should be very concerned about that kind of activity.”