Five arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of BLM activist Sasha Johnson 6 months ago

Five arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of BLM activist Sasha Johnson

She was shot on Sunday morning

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, who was shot in the back of the head in Peckham, South London, on Sunday.

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Police say they have arrested two men and three teenagers in relation to the attempted murder. She remains in critical condition.

Johnson is a member of the executive leadership committee of recently founded political party, Taking The Initiative.

Met Police Commander Alison Heydari had appealed to the public to help find her attackers.

"Around 3am a group of four black males dressed in dark coloured clothing entered the garden of the property and discharged a firearm," she said on Tuesday.

"We are aware of Sasha's involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK and I understand the concern this will cause to some communities - however, 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."

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UPDATE: This article was updated on 26/05/21 at 14:30