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Summerlyn Farquharson and her boyfriend Braintear Spookie (Picture: The Female Boss/PA)
The millionaire organiser of the pool party in Surrey where a man was shot dead has spoken out, denying the gathering was a sex party.
Summerlyn Farquharson, aged 29, was given an NHS payout of £3.1 million after her son was brain damaged at birth by being starved of oxygen.
She used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle, spending thousands each month to rent the mansion the party took place on Sunday night, which she hosted with her boyfriend the Jamaican reggae artist Braintear Spookie.
Ms Farquharson, who goes by the name ‘The Female Boss Krissy’, said she didn’t know the 34-year-old man shot dead.
Police continue to question two people arrested after the attack, which also left a woman, 36, with a gunshot wound to her leg in the attack at a mansion with a swimming pool in Headley.
One person has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a second on suspicion of assisting an offender, but the gun used in the shooting has not yet been recovered.
Braintear Spookie, aged 21, whose real name is Jason White, posted adverts for the party on his Instagram account.
Mum-of-two Ms Farquharson said that she had rented the house, in a small road between the church and a pub in the quiet village, for the past four years and had held similar parties twice before without any trouble. The bungalow is believed to be adapted for people with disabilities, so suited for her son Kalid, aged eight.
‘Before the shooting everything was nice and then it was chaos,’ she said. ‘We have never had problems before and we have done the party on a yearly basis.
‘At about two o’clock the crowd was getting unruly, I am not sure if it was the alcohol but by the time I got to the security I heard a gunshot, I saw people running, people were trying to get into the house.
‘People weren’t allowed in the house as it was a pool party but they were banging on the door.
‘I opened the door to let Spookie in, people were shouting to call the police, saying someone was shot, so I called the police and locked us in.
‘We don’t know who was shot, we don’t know why it happened, we have no clue, we don’t know who it is.’
‘It was an innocent party, it was not a sex party, Spookie was going to showcase some of his material but because of the chaos that didn’t happen, we never planned for this to happen.
‘We are also getting lots of hurtful messages, for him to be sent back to Africa, we aren’t from Africa, we are British like anyone else, we have the right to be here.’
Neighbours described hundreds of people gathering for the party, which had been advertised on social media, and complained of loud music going on into the early hours of Monday when the shooting happened.
Broken glass and rubbish were left strewn around the property the following morning.
Temporary Detective Superintendent Bex Smith said the weapon was thought to have been a handgun, which has yet to be found.
She asked for anyone who attended the event or had phone footage of what happened to come forward.
She also asked for information about a white and black Mini car which left the scene.