London police said Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson was shot by a group of four black men, but nothing suggests she was the intended target of the attack. Absent.
Johnson was shot in the head at a party in southeast London early Sunday morning. According to her political party, she was in crisis and in the intensive care unit.
The Metropolitan Police Department said a dedicated team of detectives are working to identify the perpetrators and they are on track.
“From previous inquiries, we learned that Sasha was attending a party at Peckham’s Consort Road house early Sunday morning,” commander Alison Heidari emailed the Epoch Times on Tuesday. Said in the statement sent.
“Around 3 am, a group of four black men in dark clothes entered the yard of the premises and fired guns,” the statement said.
“They left the scene before the police arrived.”
Heidari also said when Deliver a statement A camera showing that a group of men are young.
Johnson’s Party, Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP), claimed that Johnson had been shot “under the threat of numerous murders as a result of her activities,” and Johnson, the mother of three children, “of BLM. A member and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee of the Initiative Party. “
TTIP He also accused Iman Eighton of claiming that the case was an “attempted murder” and, in the worst case, a hate crime or targeted attack. BBC And ITV She believes that “this case is more related to rival gangsters than her activities,” and that “arguing” to be Johnson’s friend was “the wrong place, the wrong time.” I believed.
The BBC said Eighton was Johnson’s friend and “fellow activist,” and the ITV met the pair during last year’s Black Lives Matter protest.
Police said it was “a shocking incident that seriously injured a young woman,” but there is currently no evidence to suggest that Johnson was the target.
“We are aware of Sasha’s involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK and understand that this raises concerns for some communities, but at this time Sasha is the victim of the target. I would like to emphasize that there is nothing to suggest that it was an attack, “Heidari said in a statement.
“We also do not know of any threat reports made to her prior to this incident.”
Heidari said the Metropolitan Museum of Art “is doing everything possible” and urged the public to provide information.
The TTIP also said it received “love and support” for Johnson and both emails and social media messages celebrating her attack and hoping she would die.
Jack Phillips contributed to this report.