Sasha Johnson: Police hunt 'four men in dark clothing' who opened fire on BLM activist


    The 27-year-old mother of three was shot in the head in the early hours of Sunday morning at an address in Peckham in south London. She is currently in critical condition in a London hospital after undergoing surgery.

    In a statement released by the Metropolitan Police earlier today, Commander Alison Heydari said: “From our enquiries so far, we have established that Sasha had been at a party at a house on Consort Road in Peckham early on Sunday morning.

    “Around 3am a group of four black males dressed in dark coloured clothing entered the garden of the property and discharged a firearm.

    “They had left the scene before officers arrived.”

    Mrs Heydari said police were aware of Mrs Johnson’s BLM connections and stressed she was mindful of the consequent concern of some communities.

    However, she added: “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 continued: “This was a shocking incident that has left a young woman with very serious injuries.

    “Our thoughts are with the family of Sasha Johnson who are being supported by specially trained officers.”

    “A dedicated team of detectives are working tirelessly to identify the person – or people – responsible for the shooting.

    “They are making good progress but they need the public’s help.

    “I want to take this opportunity to reassure you that we are doing everything possible to identify those responsible and to bring them to justice.

    “Tackling violent crime on the streets of London is a top priority for the Met, and the people of London have a vital role to play in that.”

    Witnesses are being urged to contact police immediately by calling 101.

    Alternatively, they can report information anonymously to Crimestoppers online on by calling 0800 555 111.

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