Police hunting for four men over shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson

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.”