Walthamstow shooting: Sam Brown, 28, shot dead at party in north-east London park

Sam Brown, 28, from Waltham Forest, died at hospital in the early hours of Sunday from gunshot wounds.

A man was shot dead over the weekend after a late-night party in Walthamstow.

Sam Brown, 28, from Waltham Forest, died at hospital in the early hours of Sunday from gunshot wounds.

Sign up to our LondonWorld Today newsletter

Police have opened a murder investigation after they were called to Cheney Row, off Durban Road, just after midnight.

Officers believe 50 to 100 people were at a park party at the time of the shooting, where music was being played.

Cheney Row Park, Walthamstow, where the shooting happened. Credit: Google

A second man, in his 30s, suffered stab injuries and was later discharged from hospital. He was then arrested in connection with the incident.

Police have appealed for witnesses, describing the crime as a “reckless act of violence”.

Det Ch Insp Kelly Allen said: “I urgently need to speak with everyone who was at that event – even if you do not believe you saw anything significant, you need to come forward and speak with officers.

“There will have been footage and images captured at the event, and we need to see these.”

She continued: “To anyone considering whether or not to come forward to police, I ask you to put yourself in the position of the victim’s grieving mother and father this morning. They deserve answers.

“And whoever took a gun to a gathering like this does not deserve your protection, nor do they deserve to be free to inflict further harm on others.”

Police and paramedics attended the crime scene.

The Met says two people presented at an east London hospital following the incident. Ch Supt Simon Crick described the fatality as a “senseless loss of life”.

The Walthamstow incident was part of a wave of violence in London over the weekend – including a shooting in Wood Green and a stabbing in Ealing.

Anyone with information can contact the police by calling 101, quoting reference 267/24jul.

People can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.