Sasha Johnson is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in the head in London.
The Black Lives Matter activist and member of the Taking the Initiative Party attended a gathering in the early hours of Sunday (May 23) morning in Southwark.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed a 27-year-old was critically injured in a shooting just before 3am.
According to the BBC, the activist was taken a south London hospital with life-threatening injuries and is currently being treated.
As doctors were looking after Ms Johnson, police were combing through the shooting scene to find any evidence that would explain what happened.
The shooting happened near a house party in Southwark and there were multiple people in the area.
Detectives have said at this stage there's nothing to suggest Sasha was targeted in the shooting.
The Specialist Crime Command believes the shooting was random.
"While the investigation is at an early stage, there is nothing to suggest that the woman who was shot was the subject of a targeted attack or that she had received any credible threats against her prior to this incident," the Command said in a statement.
However, the Taking the Initiative Party has contradicted that sentiment and believes Sasha was directly targeted as a result of her activism.
"It is with great sadness that we inform you that our own Sasha Johnson has been brutally attacked and sustained a gunshot wound to her head. She is currently in intensive care and in a critical condition," the party wrote.
"The attack happened in the early hours of this morning, following numerous death threats as a result of her activism.
"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 2 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.
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