Police are hunting for four black men over the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson.
The 27-year-old was shot in the head after the four-strong gang stormed into a garden party in Consort Road, Peckham, south London, and opened fire in the early hours of Sunday.
But Scotland Yard today said it does not believe the self-styled ‘Black Panther of Oxford’ – who is fighting for her life in hospital – was the intended target.
Commander Alison Heydari said: “From our enquiries so far, we have established that Sasha had been at a party at a house on Consort Road in Peckham early on Sunday morning.
“Around 3am a group of four black males dressed in dark coloured clothing entered the garden of the property and discharged a firearm. They had left the scene before officers arrived.
“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.”