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Technology Airbnb bans 'house parties' after Halloween shooting leaves five dead

18:27  03 november  2019
18:27  03 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Mass shooting in Orinda: 4 killed, others injured at Halloween house party

  Mass shooting in Orinda: 4 killed, others injured at Halloween house party Four people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting late Thursday night at a Halloween house party in Orinda, officials said. The killings took place on Lucille Way, in a forested neighborhood just west of Highway 24 and south of downtown Orinda. Police officers and paramedics flooded the area while taping off a large crime scene around the house where the shooting occurred. Injured people were helped from the property by friends or other guests, according to television news footage. The hosts of the party had rented out the house using an online service, according to reports.

House parties have long been an issue for Airbnb , which has more than 6 million listings worldwide. Five people were killed and others wounded in a Thursday night shooting in Orinda, California, in a house that had been rented on Airbnb .

Airbnb has said it will ban " party houses " after a mass shooting at a California home rented through the company left five people dead . The house was reportedly booked under a pretence for a small group, before being publicised on Instagram as the venue for a Halloween party which eventually

Airbnb has banned the renting of properties on its service for use as "house parties." The ban, announced in a series of tweets Saturday, follows a shooting at Halloween party at a California rental that left five dead.

a blurry image of a crosswalk: Airbnb bans © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Airbnb bans "house party" rentals on its service after a deadly shooting in the San Francisco Bay Area. Getty Images

CEO Brian Chesky outlined the steps the company is taking "to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct." Among the steps the company is taking is the expansion of expansion of manual screening of "high-risk reservations" and creation of a dedicated "house party" rapid response team.

Airbnb bans 'party houses' following Halloween shooting

  Airbnb bans 'party houses' following Halloween shooting Airbnb is tightening its rental policies following a Halloween shooting that left five dead in Orinda, California. CEO Brian Chesky has announced that the service is banning rentals for "party houses" like the mansion at the heart of the shooting, where over 100 people had gathered before the shooting started that night. Chesky also promised "immediate action" against people found violating the policy, including removing them from the service. The executive vowed tighter scrutiny as well, including a rapid response team devoted to party houses and expanded human screening for "high-risk" rentals the company's technology flags for closer review.

Airbnb 's chief executive says the company is taking actions against unauthorised parties following a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in the Five people died after a Thursday night shooting that sent 100 terrified partygoers running for their lives in San Francisco.

(Reuters) - Airbnb Inc banned " party houses " on Saturday after five people were killed in a shooting at a large Halloween gathering inside a rental home in Northern California that was advertised on the online listing service. Police were still searching for the shooter who opened fire on Thursday night at

Users who violate the new policies may be banned from the service, Chesky wrote.

"We must do better, and we will. This is unacceptable," Chesky tweeted.

The moves come after five were killed in a shooting Thursday night at a Halloween party in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda, California. The house was rented on Arbnb, and the party had been advertized on social media as a "mansion party."

The four-bedroom house was rented to a woman who told the owner that her family would use the house to escape smoke from a nearby wildfire, a source told the Associated Press. The owner said he contacted the renter after neighbors complained about a party and was heading to the house when he learned of the shooting.

a blurry image of a crosswalk: Airbnb bans © Getty Images

Airbnb bans "house party" rentals on its service after a deadly shooting in the San Francisco Bay Area.

No arrests had been made, and there was no immediate word on a motive for the attack.

5 arrested in connection with deadly shooting at Airbnb Halloween party .
Police have arrested five suspects in the Halloween shooting at a California Airbnb that left five partygoers dead. The arrests came during a coordinated police operation in four Northern California cities, reported San Francisco ABC station KGO. Five partygoers were killed on Halloween night at a house in the affluent town of Orinda, just east of Berkeley, that had been rented through Airbnb. The arrests came during a coordinated police operation in four Northern California cities, reported San Francisco ABC station KGO.

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