News 23 May 2021

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson in critical condition after being shot in the head

23 May 2021
Sasha Johnson

Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson remains in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.

Police are appealing for information are reportedly finding Johnson in Southwark, South London with gunshot wounds.

In a statement via Facebook, the Taking The Initiative Party said, “It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has sustained a gunshot wound to her head.

“Sasha has always been actively fighting for black people and the injustices that surround the black community, as well as being both a member of BLM and a member of Taking the Initiative Party’s executive leadership committee.

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

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

The Met’s Trident crime unit are investigating the shooting and Detective Chief Inspector Jimi Tele said, “We are all hoping that this young woman’s condition improves.

“Our investigation is in its early stages and urgent inquiries are under way to establish the circumstances.

“I would appeal to the residents of Consort Road and the surrounding area to check any doorbell or dashcam footage for any suspicious activity that may relate to this investigation.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sasha Johnson and her family.

(Image Credit: Sasha Johnson. Pic: Facebook/Taking The Initiative)