5 Black males have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson.
Metropolitan police announced the arrests of five males, ages 17, 18, 19, 25, and 28, on suspicion of attempted murder.
Johnson, 27, was shot in the head at a party in London early Sunday. She is listed in critical condition.
Police say Johnson was not targeted and her shooting was random.
“We are aware of Sasha’s involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK,” Commander Alison Heydari said. “We are also not aware of any reports of threats made against her prior to this incident.
Johnson attended a garden party with approximately 30 guests at 3 a.m. when a shot rang out.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard said “four black males wearing dark clothing” gained entry into the garden and in the ensuing chaos a weapon discharged, striking Johnson.
The suspects then fled the garden and dispersed into the surrounding neighborhood.