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A black equal rights activist is in critical condition in hospital after being shot in the head in the early hours of Sunday.

Police are asking for information after finding the 27-year-old seriously injured in Southwark, south London, around 3 a.m.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the Taking The Initiative party said: “It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson was shot in the head.

Sasha Johnson.  Pic: Facebook
Sasha Johnson is a mother of three who graduated from the University of Oxford. Pic: Facebook / Take the initiative

“Sasha has always actively fought for black people and the injustices that surround the black community, in addition to being both a member of the BLM and a member of the executive board of the Taking the Initiative party.

“Sasha is also a mother of three and a strong and powerful voice for our people and our community.

“Let us all come together and pray for Sasha, pray for her recovery, and show our support for her family and loved ones.”

Met’s Specialist Crime Command (Trident) detectives are “pursuing a number of priority lines of investigation,” but no arrests have yet been made.

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson at a protest in London.  Photo: Thabo Jaiyesimi / SOPA Images / Shutterstock
Ms Johnson was at the Million People March in London in August 2020. Photo: Thabo Jaiyesimi / SOPA Images / Shutterstock

Police said the shooting took place “near a house where a party was being held” and that a number of people may have been in the area at the time.

“Although the investigation is at an early stage, there is no evidence to suggest that the woman who was shot was the subject of a targeted attack or that she received credible threats against her prior to this incident.” , the officers said.

Chief Detective Inspector Jimi Tele said: “This is a shocking incident that left a young woman seriously injured. Our hearts are with her family who are receiving …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-23 18:51:00