Waltham Forest Echo

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Man charged after Walthamstow park party shooting

The accused is a 26-year-old from Mitcham

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Sam Brown, 28 (credit: Met)
By Waltham Forest Echo 04 August 2022

A man appeared in court today charged with murder after a shooting at a Walthamstow park party.A man appeared in court today charged with murder after a shooting at a Walthamstow park party.

Kyle Kemp, a 26-year-old from Mitcham, was arrested on 2nd August, just over a week after reports of gunshots at a party in Cheney Row Park in the early hours of 24th July.Kyle Kemp, a 26-year-old from Mitcham, was arrested on 2nd August, just over a week after reports of gunshots at a party in Cheney Row Park in the early hours of 24th July.

Waltham Forest local Sam Brown, 28, arrived at hospital with another injured man that same night and died from a gunshot wound to his chest.Waltham Forest local Sam Brown, 28, arrived at hospital with another injured man that same night and died from a gunshot wound to his chest.

Police previously stated they had arrested four men on suspicion of Sam's murder but had yet to hear from any of the approximately 100 people at the party.Police previously stated they had arrested four men on suspicion of Sam's murder but had yet to hear from any of the approximately 100 people at the party.

Kemp appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today and is now in police custody. He is due to appear before the Old Bailey on 8th August.Kemp appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today and is now in police custody. He is due to appear before the Old Bailey on 8th August.

A resident in his early 50s, who asked not to be named, previously told the Echo he didn’t know Sam personally but had seen him around the area.A resident in his early 50s, who asked not to be named, previously told the Echo he didn’t know Sam personally but had seen him around the area.

He said: “I knew the party was going on because I heard the noise but, when I heard the loud bang and a lot of commotion, I knew something was wrong.He said: “I knew the party was going on because I heard the noise but, when I heard the loud bang and a lot of commotion, I knew something was wrong.

“I peeped through the window to see what was happening and could see people running around.”“I peeped through the window to see what was happening and could see people running around.”

He said it was common for people to have parties in that park and that he had organised a few himself there over the years.He said it was common for people to have parties in that park and that he had organised a few himself there over the years.

He added: “I can’t recall hearing anyone being shot before in the area but there is a lot of crime and loitering, especially among young people.”He added: “I can’t recall hearing anyone being shot before in the area but there is a lot of crime and loitering, especially among young people.”