Five arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of Sasha Johnson

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Sasha Johnson shooting, 5 arrested

Two men and three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of activist Sasha Johnson, police say.

Five people have been arrested after Sasha Johnson, a black equal rights campaigner, was shot in the head at a party in south London on Sunday, the Metropolitan Police said.

The Met said five males, aged between 17 and 28, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, as well as other offences.

Searches are also being carried out at two addresses in Peckham.

Officers first arrested a 17-year-old boy on Tuesday afternoon following a stop-and-search in south London.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Further investigations led police to an address in Peckham where three men, aged 18, 19 and 28, were all arrested on suspicion of affray and possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

A 25-year-old man was held later in the evening following a police chase.

The Met said he had been arrested on suspicion of affray and failing to stop for police.

All five were later also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in custody, the force added.

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