Roommates, please keep Black Lives Matter activist and mother of three Sasha Johnson in your prayers. She is currently in critical condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to her head in an incident in South London, according to Guardian. Reports state an official statement was shared through Sasha’s affiliate group, “Taking the Initiative party”(TTIP) via Facebook.
The party advises the incident happened this morning after Sasha and the organization received numerous death threats against them. TTIP is described as “Britain’s first Black-led political party.” The statement read, “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 hospitalized and in critical condition. The incident happened in the early hours of this morning, following numerous death threats.”
It continued, “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 3 and a strong, powerful voice for our people and our community.”
A spokesperson said that a house party shooting occurred in the vicinity of this incident and that the investigation is in the early stages. However, the report states there is nothing to suggest the incident was a targeted attack. In addition, they have no proof that Sasha had received any credible threats against her before the shooting.
TTIP is asking for everyone to “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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