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Prominent anti-racist activist in serious condition after London shooting

London, May 24 (EFE).- A prominent Black Lives Matter activist is in a critical condition after being shot in the head in London, her political party announced on Monday.

Sasha Johnson was admitted to intensive care after being seriously injured in attack in the early hours of Sunday, the Taking the Initiative Party said in a statement.

Johnson, 27, a mother of two, is a member of the party’s leadership.

The attack, which occurred in the south London borough of Southwark, came after she had received “numerous death threats,” according to the party.

Police said there was no evidence so far that it was a deliberate attack on the activist or that she had received threats.

Scotland Yard’s Specialized Command detectives are in charge of the investigation into the attack, which allegedly took place near a house where a party was held.

The UK’s Black Lives Matter organization announced a vigil for this afternoon outside King’s College Hospital in London. EFE


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