British Black Lives Matter activist and Taking the Initiative (TTIP) politician Sasha Johnson is in critical condition after being shot in the head in London, the political force said in a Facebook post on May 24.
“It is with great sadness that we report that Sasha Johnson was brutally attacked and sustained a gunshot wound to the head. She is currently hospitalized and in critical condition,” the statement reads.
Police responded to reports of shootings in southeast London around 3 a.m. local time on Sunday, May 23. Medics transported Johnson to a hospital in the south of the city. According to law enforcement officials, the incident occurred near a house party in Southwark.
The activist’s party claimed that Johnson had received repeated threats. A friend of the victim, Imarn Ayton, reported that the perpetrator or perpetrators fired from the street at the company gathered in the garden of a private home.
However, London police do not yet consider the incident to be a targeted attack.
In April, members of the Black Lives Matter movement against police violence and racism threw fireworks at police during protests in Washington.