BLM activist Sasha Johnson was reportedly shot in the head and seriously injured.
She was found on the street after the police were called to reports of gunfire just before 3 a.m.
In a statement on their Facebook page, Taking The Initiative Party, a new political group she was a part of, said: “It is with great sadness that we are sorry to announce that our own Sasha Johnson has been brutally attacked and has been gunshot to her head.
“She is currently in intensive care and is in critical condition. The attack came in the early hours of the morning after numerous death threats as a result of her activism.
“Sasha has always been an active advocate of black people and the injustices that surround the black community, and has served on both the BLM and the Initiative Party’s Executive Leadership Committee.
“Sasha is also a mother of two and a strong, powerful voice for our people and our community.
“Let’s all come together and pray for Sasha, pray for her recovery, and show our support for her family and loved ones.
The hashtag # prayforsashajohnson was also published.
Detective Chief Inspector Jimi Tele said, “This was a shocking incident in which a young woman was seriously injured. Our thoughts go with her family who are receiving support during this terribly difficult time.
“A dedicated team of detectives are working tirelessly to identify the person or individuals responsible for this shooting. They are making good progress but need public help.”