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Five people arrested in connection with the shooting of UK Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson

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The Metropolitan police have arrested five people “on suspicion of the attempted murder” of Sasha Johnson, who sustained a gunshot wound to her head on Sunday morning in London. On Tuesday, police said that “there is nothing to suggest Sasha was the victim of a targeted attack.”

According to Metro Police, the investigation was launched after officers were called shortly before 3 a.m. on Sunday, May 23 following reports of gunshots in Consort Road, SE15.

Police attended with London Ambulance Service paramedics and found 27-year-old Johnson who had been shot in the head. Sasha was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has sustained a gunshot wound to her head. She is currently hospitalised and in critical condition.,” the Taking The Initiative Party said in a statement. “The incident happened in the early hours of this morning, following numerous death threats.”

One of Johnson’s friends said she believes the incident was “more related to rival gangs.”

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